Caravaggio, the founder of the Italian Baroque period with his lavish colours and chiaroscuro lighting, is perhaps just as famous for his dramatic lifestyle as his painted masterpieces of the psychological, spiritual, and emotional state of human expression. Expelled, exiled, jailed, and vandalized, Caravaggio stunned the Italian Art World in the 16th Century with his realistic portraits depicting grotesque decapitations, torture, and violence. True to his art, Caravaggio was vulgar, sacrilegious, and was always looking for a decent fight during street brawls ultimately killing a young man in a brawl, resulting in a death warrant on his head issued by the Pope. Despite the many attempts on his life by numerous enemies, Caravaggio died by lead poisoning caused by the paints he used, which might explain his tumultuous lifestyle.
Built on an exquisite and decadent Louis the 14th hexagonal heel, The Caravaggio t-strap shoe was inspired by the reclining portrait of Madame de Pompadour with ribbonned bows ascending up her bodice. Satin bows are tied and threaded into the t-strap with two adjustable buckled straps, and gently rubbed with dark oil at the toes to create a luscious patina, The Caravaggio will be your palette in which to merge your dramatic and artistic lifestyle. There's no fashion like old fashion.
Karen from our San Francisco (Union Square) store says:
The Caravaggio runs a bit long and has a generous room around its width.
20 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by Gina from NSW Australia:
I am an expat Canadian living in NSW Australia. There are no Vog outlets here unless I travel to Melbourne Victoria. So I peruse the Vog site regularly and put an order in with my father. He then goes to either the Gastown or Graville stores, to try these shoes on for me. If they fit him, they will fit me! How AWESOME is my Dad? He was worried a bit about these, but they are a perfect fit! My only complaint is the length of the ankle straps. I have to put in another hole and the strap is gonna be short!
I have a wider foot and these are just beautiful on. I get compliments galore when I wear them. I bought the burgundy colour and they are divine!
Love these Vogs!
Posted by Carissa Parent from Yarmouth, ME:
Love, love, love!
I have been coveting these shoes for a while now, and finally bought them this week. They arrived yesterday and I immediately put them. These are my 5th pair of Fluevogs and true to Fluevog, they are as comfortable as they are stunning. I wear a size 8 and each pair of Fluevogs I own are 8s. I've never had a sizing issue. My only regret was wearing a long pair of jeans that covered too much of the shoe to sufficiently show them off. I love the neutral color of the tan. They are everything I had hoped they would be.
Posted by Katina from California:
I may never take these off. Seriously. I ordered these in tan and am dreaming of all of the places these shoes and I will go! They are sensational -- true to size and absolute perfection. I've got it bad for Fluevogs.
Thank you, Boston and the entire Fluevog family!
Posted by Jenn from Minneapolis:
I got these for my wedding shoes in the tan color. I'm planning to change out the bows to match the bridesmaid dresses. After the wedding I plan to wear them with just about every dress I own. The tan color will go with absolutely everything. I wear a 9 in most non-vogs, have a couple of higher heeled vogs in 10 1/2, but ended up getting these in 8 1/2 (which are snug, but not tight) because my foot was pretty loosy goosy in the 9.
Posted by Naoko from Kelowna, BC:
I got a pink pair. I bought a size bigger. I'm usually around 7, but there only size 8 avilable. Even though, it's little big, I have wide feet. it definately fit better. If I had got size 7, it would've been too tight!
P.S. I only put '6' for whether I'd recommend Fluevog or not to my friend... Because I don't have many friends who'd love Fluevog style...and it's not cheap so that's why! I LOVE THE SHOES.
Posted by StacyK from Toronto, Ontario:
Gorgeous *and* comfy! What a combo!
The first pair of shoes I've owned that have inspired strangers to stop me on the street to take photos of them! I bought these in the pink, which is an antique, dusty peach-pink with a mature but feminine look. They pair nicely with black, ivory, and lots of autumnal tones of green/brown/blue. I have wide feet with bunions (ugh!) so I got these in a half-size up from my usual Vog sizing of 8.5 and was happy I did, as they fit perfectly with just a little stretching by my cobbler. The only downside is that I now want them in *all* the colors!
Posted by Kitku from United States:
Bought my second pair of Caravaggios (have them in burgundy for fall) at the Minneapolis store. They fit true to size and are adorable.
Posted by Alisa Dwane from New York:
Not really a pink...
Okay this is for those of you ordering online: the pink is more like a muted peachy pink, a very romantic soft shade that's flattering on anyone. I did want to match it with a soft pink purse and it made the shoes look faded. Ugh, no good. If you think of an antique shade, then you're on the money. I love these shoes, yet another pair I fell in love with once they were on my feet. I am between a 9-9.5 and went with the 9 and very glad I did. After wearing them for about 5 times, they've expanded and I can actually slip them on without doing the individual buckles which is convenient, but they didn't expand so much that they're too big. I ordered a lace dress off Zappos in a muted peach shade and these look amazing with them! I'm seriously considering other shades. I did pull on the bow and one of the ribbon inserts came out, which it's supposed to do, but I like this matching color. I just used a chopstick to push it back through, no worries. Maybe I'll switch out the ribbons later, but for now they are perfect as is!
Posted by Paige:
Way cuter in person!
I wanted a pair of statement shoes to go with a little black dress I'll be wearing to a formal wedding. I had been eyeing these and the Nefertitis for days, and I couldn't decide which I liked better. I ended up driving to Georgetown to see them both in person, try them on, and let my feet make the decision for me. It was a no brainer once I put these on. They're a lot cuter in person and really comfortable! I wear between a 9/9.5 and got these in pink in a 9.5. Perfect. I also left with a red pair of the Bartolis. Amazing!
Posted by Lucy from Seattle:
These shoes are incredible! They are a perfect height and fit true to size in Fluevogs. The heel is easier to walk in than I thought it would be (due to the shape) and they fit like a dream. As a note: the ribbons are removable, so be careful when you are tugging the straps around to get them straight, as if you tug on the ribbons they will pull right out! They are very easy to put back in, though, and allow for swapping of colors and styles of ribbon.