It’s no understatement to say Alexandre Birman, whose eponymous shoe line is known for its femme fatale designs and exotic materials, was destined to become a maker of spectacular heels.

Born into a dynasty famous for being one of the top footwear manufacturers in South America, 40-year-old Birman recalls designing his first shoe at the age of 12. “I was raised in a shoe factory,” he’s said. “That’s not marketing, that’s the true story of my life.”

These four-inch satin stilettos deftly tick both the millennial pink and spike heel trends of the moment. Little wonder he counts fashion-savvy celebrity royalty like Olivia Palermo, Blake Lively and Alessandra Ambrosio amongst his many fans.

Birman, Clarita Satin Sandals in Pink (exclusive to Moda Operandi), $595. SHOP NOW 

Art Direction: Dane Stojanovic