Through Her Lens: Donna Trope X Paris Texas

Opposing forces collide in a new collaboration between Paris Texas and photographer Donna Trope. As part of Through Her Lens, an editorial project that sees female photographers reimagine the brand’s silhouettes within their unique visual landscape, Donna presents a series of erotically charged and surreal images, inspired by her prolific body of work.

In one image, the spiked heel of a signature Lidia Mule tears through a pair of fishnet tights, in another, it picks at the crotch of some mesh pants. Elsewhere, a cigarette is stubbed on the soul of a lacquered Jessica Slingback, while, in another, a bouquet of roses spills out of an iconic Stiletto Boot.

Echoed throughout the series, flowers are a key symbol of feminine allure and provide a thrilling natural counterpoint to the fetishistic nature of shoes. The ultimate paradox, flowers are both soft and sensual, empowered and unapologetic at the same time, much like the Paris Texas woman herself. While its dual fleshy and crimson tones chime in perfectly with the signature Paris Texas colour palette.

“Paris Texas makes highly sexy shoes which I wanted to amplify in my images,” says Donna. “The shoes are almost fetishistic and the rose featured throughout symbolises passion, which lies at the heart of the brand.” says founder Annamaria Brivio. “

“Donna embodies boldness seamlessly blended with sensuality, delivering an aesthetic that is both minimalistic and powerfully striking,”

Her masterful use of flowers, and her ability to create iconic shots that celebrate femininity made her an ideal match for the brand’s ethos.”

About Donna Trope

Donna Trope is an American photographer working across fashion and beauty. Inspired by the erotic possibilities of the female form, she has created iconic campaigns for Revlon, Guerlain, Lancôme, and SKKN, and has shot editorials for Vogue, L’Officiel, and Dazed and Confused. Adding to a rich catalogue of books, in 2023 she release Donna Trope: Polaroids, an intimate edit of her iconic black and white Polaroids.

About Paris Texas

Founded in 2015, by Annamaria Brivio, on the notion of duality, cult footwear brand combines opposing elements of Parisian chic with the bold fearlessness of Texan cowboys. Made to the highest standards of Italian craftsmanship, the brand is stocked by over 250 leading luxury retailers worldwide