Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Elton John Spends $18,000 on Custom Shoes
Life & Style sat down with husband and wife shoe-designer duo Donald J. Pliner and Lisa Barbernell-Pliner of Donald & Lisa Signature Collection Shoes — and they revealed the crooner bought some of their custom kicks.
“He came ito our Las Vegas store and asked us to make a special shoe for him,” Donald reveals
And it was a special pair indeed — the singer, 67, wanted his sons’ (Zachary and Elijah) initials to be featured on the glitzy loafers. (He co-parents the boys with his husband, David Furnish.)
“He has two adopted sons and he gave me their initials,” the designer tells Life and Style, “and, of course, the [shoes are] red because he's known for the red piano, so we did it in the red crystals with the letters ‘ZE’.”
The handmade shoes retail around $1400. Donald explains they are encrusted with rare beads imported from the Czech Republic.
But the superstar didn’t leave the store with just one pair — Elton ended up spending $18,000 on a fresh collection of shoes.
“He bought 20 pairs. He bought 13 that day and then came back,” co-designer Lisa [pictured above] says, adding, “He’s been a big fan of the brand since the 1970s!”
- Life & Style Mag
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