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Jerome C. Rousseau really wants to get his shoes on Cyndi Lauper. The Canadian-born, LA-based shoe guru and former "little brat" tells WWD that the '80s pop star is a major inspiration for him. Maintaining his enthusiasm for music, he also reveals that his fall 2014 range was inspired by beats, noting that "[Bryan Rabin and Adam XII's Giorgio's] dance night [in Los Angeles reminds me] of when I was younger in London and used to go to a specific dance night just because they would play one song I loved. I would wait four hours for that song to come on. [Los Angeles] dance nights bring me back to that sort of emotion and beautiful energy you get at any age when you love a song." [WWD; Previously; Previously]