Cesare Paciotti is a shoe designer from Italy. His eponymous company makes luxury shoes and other leather goods, and is famous for its dagger logo.
Paciotti was born to Giuseppe and Cecilia Paciotti in Civitanova Marche, in the province of Macerata in central Italy on 1 January 1958. His father had founded a shoe company in 1948. Cesare studied on the prestigious DAMS (Drama, Art and Music Studies) course of the University of Bologna and then travelled the world before inheriting the family firm in 1980. He took the main creative role at the newly renamed Cesare Paciotti company, whilst his sister Paola looked after operational matters.