Celebrity “Poet Sandal Maker to The Stars”, Pantelis Melissinos (3rd generation since 1920) handcrafts bespoke leather sandals -based on classic ancient Greek styles as well as his own designs- for celebrities, royals and lovers of beauty.
Pantelis has made sandals for King Felipe of Spain (at the request of his mother Queen Sophia), Salvador Dali’s muse, celebrated singer Amanda Lear, Joe Biden’s wife and daughter, poet and musician: Leonard Cohen, Hollywood celebrities: Bob Saget, Lily Tomlin and Sarah Jessica Parker, Britain’s beloved comedians: Dawn French and Richard Ayoade, Japan’s superstar: Satomi Ishihara, Mick Jagger‘s fashion designer girlfriend L’Wren Scott and their friends, CNN’s Richard Quest, model fashion designer and TV personality: Kimora Lee Simmons, celebrity athlete prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe, and countless others.
This historic sandal-workshop was established, in 1920, by Georgios Melissinos, whose son Stavros (aka The Poet) took over in 1954. He created a sensation, in the fashion world, with his Ancient Greek Sandal, in the mid-50s. Stavros Melissinos, counted among his customers, celebrities like, Sophia Loren, Jackie O, The Beatles, Maria Callas, Barbra Streisand and Jeremy Irons and he passed the sandal business onto his son Pantelis Melissinos, in 2004.