Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Roger Vivier is a high end shoe designer who trained with Christian Dior. He is not only artistic, creative and had a passionate drive about his work, but was the ultimate Parisien. He is famous for his pilgrim shoe which is so named because of the buckle and the Stilettos another hallmark with a clear or futuristic skinny heel. Ava Gardner and the Beatles shopped there frequently. He uses exquisite fabric and materials to create the fantasy shoe which also became well known in Catherine Deneuve's "Belle du Jour". His first store opened in Paris and he also has a boutique on Madison Avenue. The largest Vivier boutique just opened in Hong Kong. The latest style is the the thigh high boot which will be seen frequently on the runways for the fall/winter 2009/2010 season. Some of Vivier's collection is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.