A tribute to shoes master Roger Vivier, written by
Virginie Mouzat and Colombe Pringle, contribution by
Ines de la Fressange, Bruno Frisoni and Cate Blanchett
A gorgeous tribute to the legendary shoe and accessories designs of Roger Vivier. Master
designer Roger Vivier elevated both the form and decoration of ladies’ shoes during his
sixty-year career. His innate Parisian style embodied a sense of perfection and craftsmanship,
and his work was coveted by style icons from Elsa Schiaparelli to Jackie Onassis.
Described by Yves St. Laurent as bringing to his work a “level of charm, delicacy, refinement
and poetry unsurpassed,” he created the first stiletto heel for a ready-to-wear shoe line with the
house of Dior in 1955. His shoes are legendary, and the tradition of his innovative spirit
continues with the revival of the house by current designer Bruno Frisoni, who has updated
Vivier’s concepts, bringing his own touch to signature shapes and embellishments
(including the buckle pump made famous by Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour).
This lavish volume celebrates the history of the venerated house and charts the current
evolution of the fantastic haute-couture designs that keep Roger Vivier at the top of every
well-dressed woman’s list. With gorgeous new photography of the house’s collection of
vintage shoes, beautifully rendered sketches, and details of the amazing accessories coming
out of Roger Vivier today, this book is as chic as the shoes that fill its pages.