In the Parthenon of great shoe designers, Parisian Roger Vivier will always be remembered for his lightness of touch and architectural ingenuity. Vivier trained in sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and began to design shoes in the 1930s, later opening his first shoe atelier on the Rue Royale. His collaboration with the House of Christian Dior began in 1953 and the decade long relationship witnessed the most imaginative of designs, boasting innovations like the 1958 Etrave heel that took the shape of a tapered hourglass. Roger Vivier remains one of the most creative footwear brands and is complicit with women in honouring the flight of fancy that a beautiful pair of heels represents. Click ahead to see 10 sale highlights.
1921-2010 Les Petites Robes Noires Collection Didier Ludot
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