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Christian Siriano For Payless Gold(TM) Designer Shoe Collection To Hit The Runway At New York Fashion Week

Ballet-Inspired Line Includes Snipped "Point-Shoe" Toe Treatments, Soft Hues of Seafoam and Blush, Folded Ribbon Bows and First-Ever -- Flats on the Runway at Christian's Show

NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spring '13 Christian Siriano for Payless Gold(TM) collection will hit the runway at New York Fashion Week tomorrow with shoe designs inspired by the Dream Ballet performed by The American Ballet Theatre. The spring collection features unique design details like snipped point-toe treatments, uppers rendered in soft hues like seafoam and blush and whimsical polka dots, folded-ribbon bows evoking the ribbon lacing of ballet shoes, as well as a "ballerina oxford" flat design, a first at Christian's runway show.  


"My Spring 2013 collection was inspired by the whimsical movement of the ballet -- particularly the Dream Ballet as performed by The American Ballet Theatre, which is an original adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. I was drawn to the costumes worn by the dancers and my runway shoes pick up on this theme and feature silhouettes perfect for evening and simple enough for day -- including a great flat, a first for me!" 

The runway designs will inspire the Spring '13 Christian Siriano for Payless Gold collection, due in stores in February of next year.  The forthcoming collection is expected to feature five shoe styles starting around $40 for a pair for flats.

Fall Collection In-Stores Now
Christian also has a second shoe label at Payless, Christian Siriano for Payless, which is focused on everyday styling at great prices, starting under $30.  Both of the designer's fall collections are available in stores now with the Christian Siriano for Payless label featuring shoes with menswear details such as the Lambert loafer pump, $35, with its peep-toe, tassel detail and plaid and tweed uppers, and the Candice flat, $27, with its gold chain and tassel detailing rendered in rich red and black versions.  This line also includes coordinating handbags for the fall season -- the Trista shopper with its leopard print detailing, and the color-blocked Logan in grey/black and beige/black combinations -- both are priced at $25 each.

The Christian Siriano for Payless Gold fall '12 line, which hit the runway earlier this year at New York Fashion Week, includes shoes inspired by the movie The Vampire Bat, as well as bats themselves.  The Gold fall label pricing starts at $40 for flats.

About Payless & Collective Brands, Inc.
Payless ShoeSource, Inc., a unit of Collective Brands, Inc., (NYSE: PSS) is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere and is dedicated to providing incredible value pricing for trend-right styles of footwear and accessories for the entire family to enjoy.   As of the end of second quarter 2012, Payless operated 4,107 stores throughout the Americas and an online store ( and also has approximately 174 franchised stores located primarily in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.


SOURCE Payless ShoeSource, Inc.

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