Alexandre Birman was destined to create beautiful, handcrafted shoes. A native of Brazil, Birman was born into a family that has dominated the South American footwear market since the '70s. "I was raised in a shoes factory, and that’s the story of my life," Birman says. He designed his first pair at the age of 12, beginning of an illustrious career in the family business, and went on to land a designer profile in Vogue when he launched his own line. Styled with sexy, forward profiles and rich, exotic skins, Alexandre Birman shoes have a loyal celebrity following that includes Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Anne Hathaway.