Monique Lhuillier’s footwear collection was born from her desire “to dress women head-to-toe”.

The designer is known for creating red carpet gowns that have been worn by stars such as Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The dresses she designs require the wearer to sport a fancy heel, which is why she created her own shoe line.

Monique Lhuillier: Footwear line was natural

“Expanding into footwear was a natural extension of my gown designs. I’ve always wanted to dress women head-to-toe and had been pursuing the possibility of a shoe collection for quite some time,” she told

“It was challenging to find the right partners, because I wanted the shoes to be luxurious and up to the same standards as my RTW and bridal collections. We did our due diligence and found the right manufacturer in Italy and we have been thrilled with the results. It was worth the wait!”

The Los Angeles-based designer has spoken before about how much she enjoys dressing women for different occasions. She hopes her shoe line – which contains day, evening and wedding pieces – will inspire customers to mix up their style.

“I designed these styles with versatility in mind. The lace pump, for example, is a great wardrobe staple. It can be worn with skinny jeans and a tailored blouse during the day or a beautiful cocktail dress for evening. And I love it when a bride adds glamour to her look with an exceptional heel,” she gushed. “Some of the metallic styles for evening can also be great options for a bride who wants to have a bit more fun with her accessories.”

Monique’s footwear line is available at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York store now.