The Q Story


For nearly fifty years the Fabrizio family built a worldwide reputation for precise and expert shoe craftsmanship by making made-to-measure shoes for Cary Grant, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, among countless other Hollywood celebrities of that era. Through Pasquale’s passion and perfectionist’s vision the family business has become, according to “W” Magazine, “the best in the world.” Now, before stars, such as Madonna, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Anastacia, Tom Hanks and Celine Dion attend the Oscars, the Grammys or the Emmys, they first go to Pasquale Fabrizio.


In 2005 Pasquale started with his unsurpassed knowledge of shoe architecture to create the world’s first wearable glass shoe. After researching and engineering the technology required to make these shoes a reality, the result is a beautiful combination of cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned tradition. Each shoe is 100% handmade in Italy with a sole made of a specially-designed glass which is unsurpassed in strength, durability, flexibility and transparency. A beautiful assortment of handcrafted Murano glass and 24k gold beads accent the fine Italian leather to create a one-of-a-kind work of wearable art.


Pasquale has now proudly taken his passion, inspired artistry and exacting standards to create his own brand of critically acclaimed footwear. The “Q by Pasquale” style is both uniquely fashionable and sensual. Some of the special shoes in this collection feature gorgeous one-of-a-kind heels, as well as painted leather soles. Each is 100% handmade in Italy.