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To bury Caesar, not to praise him

Et tu, WWD?  On yesterday's cover, the industry paper featured a model wearing a dejected expression and red-soled shoes.  Why so down?  Perhaps because her ostrich slingbacks were not the work of shoe guru Christian Louboutin, with his trademarked red soles, but of Cesare Paciotti instead. 

WWD cover 3-24-08

The featured style does not yet appear to be available online, but several other Cesare Paciotti styles available at Zappos.com also share the red sole -- together with the signature CP dagger. 

Cesare Paciotti pump

Despite being armed with both a knife and stiletto heels, ignoring Louboutin's trademark may place this Caesar on dangerous legal ground. 

P.S.  Speaking of Louboutin, if you're in New York, don't miss the exhibit at the Museum at F.I.T.  More to follow....