Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has been named the 226thPope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Frances.
As his predecessor, Pope Benedict turns in his red Prada slip-ons and shuts down his Twitter account, “@Pontifex” in preparation for his departure, Cardinal Bergoglio will be finding his way around his new town, and thinking about how to make his mark as the new Pontiff. Once the smoke clears (pun intended) he will need to make some stylistic choices to get this Popedom started.
In honor of the momentous occasion, we have gathered some of the season’s fiercest red shoes for his perusal.
These skull embossed patent leather Alexander McQueen slippers would lend an edgy vibe to the traditional Cossack look.
Nothing screams Italian like a horse bit loafer, and these Gucci patent ones will have him blending in with the locals in no time.
Fashion duo Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2, have created a classic wingtip in rich red. A manly choice.
Perhaps he will choose the iconic Tod’s driving moc, which is perfect for cruising around town in the Popemobile.
For the modern Pope on the go, these DC skateboard shoes are just the thing, offering both comfort and a sense of urban cool.
We’re sure whatever he chooses will be historic. Best of Luck Francis! Glad we could help.
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Because I am too freaking exhausted to write anything coherent tonight, here is a screen grab of my Huffpost Live segment, shot today with Christian Siriano of Project Runway fame.
I will fill you in on all the deets tomorrow, as well as some tidbits from a chance encounter with Tommy Hilfiger today.
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