Roger Vivier
The Book


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.