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Archive for Sunday, December 18, 2005

Footwear News picks influential figures

December 18, 2005

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— Jessica Simpson, Gwen Stefani and Mischa Barton are among the celebrities often cited for their influence on fashion. Now they've been recognized for their influence on foot fashion.

Footwear News' named all three as achievement award winners earlier this month. Also, red-hot footwear designer Christian Louboutin - whose signature is red undersides of shoes - was selected as designer of the year.

Nordstrom was retailer of the year, Zappos.com the online retailer of the year and Adidas the company of the year.

Footwear news picked Nicholas Kirkwood as the up-and-coming designer to watch.

Among those named to the Hall of Fame were Robert Clergerie, Brian Cook and Barbara Schneider-Levy.

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