Speaker - Laurence Dacade

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Laurence Dacade is a renowned Parisian shoe designer.

At 14 years old, Ms. Dacade made her first solo purchase: a pair of red and blue striped ballerina shoes with an oversized bow. Her love affair with shoes had begun. Ms. Dacade is now the proud owner of more than 500 pairs of shoes, from flip-flops to alligator boots and everything in between.

In her designs, Ms. Dacade strives to create shoes for Cinderella, but with a sexy edge and a dose of French sensibilities. At once elegant and chic, her designs are inspired by the many cultures of women throughout the world.

Ms. Dacade also finds inspiration in her travels, observing others at airports and train stations, and drawing creativity from these encounters. She was technically trained at the AFPIC School of Shoe Design in Paris. Her understanding of construction, as well as her passion for feminine, sensual shoes, has enabled her to create pieces that are sexy and comfortable at the same time.

Ms. Dacade designs and produces her own namesake collection, in addition to designing collections for major French houses. She has collaborated with major brands, including Balmain, Christain Lacroix, Jean Louis Scherrer, Jacques Fath, Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta.

Ms. Dacade’s wish is to use her creations to help make women feel more beautiful, sexy, feminine, and unique.

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