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Sibling Footwear Wars: Madonna's Brother Is Launching a Shoe Collection, Too

Madonna, left; Bro, Christopher Ciccone, right. Images via Getty
Madonna, left; Bro, Christopher Ciccone, right. Images via Getty

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Sibling multitaskers Madonna and brother Christopher Ciccone (he, an author, furniture designer, artist, photographer, and dancer; she, Madonna) have each separately launched footware lines. Talk about genetic serendipity! Or don't, and instead read about how the collections stack up to one another:

Where can you find them:

CC: Paris Fashion Week.
Madge: Macy, Nordstrom, ASOS, Selfridges, Canada's The Bay

Where they got their inspiration:

CC: Himself, old movie stars. Inspiration came from "Images of old Hollywood and Italian movie stars and a careful analysis of likes and dislikes from his own personal shoe collection have led Christopher to consider a marriage of traditional looks with modern materials [...]" reported the Telegraph.
Madge: Herself. Her stylist, Arianne Phillips, who served as the creative consultant for the collection, told WWD that "The first thing I did was remind her of all the shoes she wore over the years, and we took the styles that we can't live without."

What the collections look like:

CC: It's super duper secret. According to the Telegraph they "are thought to combine leather, rubber, and canvas making 'fashionable yet functional footwear' for men, women, and children.'"
Madge: Though Madonna claimed her collection was going to be "for the sexy woman," the collection lookbook has arrived and it doesn't exactly scream "wild night at the club." To be fair, there are a few stilettos and studs thrown in, but there are also patent brogues and flat riding boots. Take a gander below.

These guys will retail for $89 to $349

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