Cesare Paciotti was born in Civitanova Marche, an area with a long history of shoemaking. His parents Cecilia and Giuseppe ran a family business producing hand-made shoes and this was Cesare's real home. Even as a very young child, he “breathed” the aroma of leather hides, making sketches and prototypes and gaining mastery of his craft by learning from expert hands... a priceless inheritance. Following numerous trips all over the world, in 1980 Cesare released his first collection of shoes. The collection was immediately a huge success, paving the way for his long and extraordinary career as a fashion designer. Celebrities from all over the world, such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Bar Refaeli, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift, Sienna Miller, Miranda Kerr and many others, wanted his creations on their feet. This led to close friendships and exclusive collaborations with the stars.