DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Eva Longoria has sparked a new craze for STUART WEITZMAN sandals, after her character flashed them in a recent episode of the show.

The gold-toned $285 (GBP150) Parfait sandals, which Longoria's character GABRIELLE SOLIS showed off during an episode which aired in the US on Sunday (17APR05), have already sparked a switchboard overload, with style-conscious fans eager to buy their own pair.

The Los Angeles Weitzman store has fielded more than 1,000 call about the shoes, and now they have a waiting list.

Weitzman regularly designs dazzling shoes for women attending Hollywood's Academy Awards.

22/04/2005 19:25