Jean-Michel Cazabat is a New York based shoe designer with over 25 years of experience in the luxury footwear market. A native of Gascony in Southern France, Jean-Michel began his career in 1980 as a buyer and store manager for legendary French shoe designer Charles Jourdan. Venturing to New York in 1985, Jean-Michel served as President of Stephane Kélian, overseeing operations and developing product for the American market until 1995 when he would return to Charles Jourdan as Creative Director.
Seeing an unfulfilled niche in the luxury shoe market, Jean-Michel launched his namesake line, Jean-Michel Cazabat in 2000, a colorful and ultra feminine women’s line inspired by rock and roll, art, and spirited women with careful attention to the architecture of each design, ensuring the utmost level of comfort. With admirers in both Hollywood and in the world of fashion, Jean-Michel Cazabat became a reference point in the world of footwear, creating unique must-have styles that have been coveted globally by influencers and customers looking to put their best foot forward.
Today, Jean-Michel continues to design shoes for every occasion with distinct details that are produced in Italy to ensure the highest quality of artisanal craftsmanship. Through the use of textural and design elements, Jean-Michel Cazabat evokes a distinct and signature style that is a reflection of the women who inspire him. From playful glitter, to bold color blocking, and exotic skins, Jean-Michel takes inspiration from the adventurous, powerful, and fearless women who continue to seduce and captivate the brand season after season.