Salone Monet is the founder and creative director of her color-inclusive nude shoe brand, Salone Monet. After graduating with a Public Communications degree from The American University in Washington, DC, Salone developed the idea of her eponymous shoe brand while working in political PR creating digital content for the federal government and trade associations and simultaneously working at a shoes and accessories store. Realizing the need for color equity in the footwear space, Salone decided to nurture her passion for footwear through shoemaking classes in Brooklyn, where she made her first pair of nude heels from scratch. Salone Monet is a founding member of the CFDA and Bethann Hardison Designer’s Hub and in 2020 was a recipient of the Harlem Fashion Row ICON360 award. The color inclusive line has adorned the feet of Beyonce Knowles, Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer and a host of other influential women.