Roger Vivier

by Colombe Pringle, Virginie Mouzat
Contribution by Ines De La Fressange

Rizzoli | April 2, 2013 | Hardcover |

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 340 Pages, 9.06 × 12.2 × 1.18 in

Published: April 2, 2013

Publisher: Rizzoli

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0847839745

ISBN - 13: 9780847839742

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Roger Vivier

by Colombe Pringle, Virginie Mouzat
Contribution by Ines De La Fressange

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 340 Pages, 9.06 × 12.2 × 1.18 in

Published: April 2, 2013

Publisher: Rizzoli

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0847839745

ISBN - 13: 9780847839742

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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.

About the Author

Virginie Mouzat is the fashion critic of the French daily newspaper Le Figaro. Loïc Prigent is a documentary filmmaker. Colombe Pringle is a journalist and the editor of Point de Vue magazine. Olivier Saillard is the director of the Musée Galliera in Paris. Ines de la Fressange is the author of Parisian Chic. Catherine Deneuve is a celebrated French actress. Bruno Frisoni is the creative director of Roger Vivier. Cate Blanchett is an award-winning actress of stage and screen.

Editorial Reviews

"The interviews with select personalities and the accompanying text are wonderfully intertwined with the past and present, yet very much demonstrate the enduring influence of the designer and his body of work. The entire volume is gloriously flooded with original sketches, editorials, and photographs spanning over 60 years, most of which date from the time when Mr. Vivier was still active in the business...It is safe to say that what Harry Winston is to fine jewelry, Roger Vivier is to the business of shoe design." ~ New York Journal of Books "...not your typical retrospective work. Rather, it’s more of a curated compilation of old-meets-new. “It’s almost like a scrapbook"... Job well done." ~ Style.com "...a long and rich history, all documented in the new Rizzoli tome..." ~ Fashionista.com  "The storied label’s history is obviously rich, but along with archival magazine pages, scrapbook scans, and ornate sketches, the book includes a look at where the brand currently stands, examining its relationship with both past and future…these are shoes with stylish staying power.” ~ Vogue "There’s a new fashion tome in town and it deserves some prime real estate."  ~Lifestyle Mirror    “..a gorgeous coffee-table book…from Rizzoli, celebrates the history, artistry, craftsmanship, and glamour that the venerated house’s shoes and accessories embody.” ~ Vanity Fair   “…the book conve
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