Monica Singh’s Shoe Style: Roger Vivier



Roger Vivier was a french fashion designer. He started working for Dior and then launched his first collection rue François Premier. He designed with the help of aeronautical engineers the famous coma heels. He was also well known for the creation of the stiletto heel.

coma heels

Vivier had partnerships with the biggest luxury houses like Ungaro, Courrege, Balenciaga.
In 1967, the great french actress Catherine Deneuve pairs her Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe with the           Roger Vivier shoes in Belle de Jour by Luis Buñuel. As the movie became cult, the shoes to.

Vivier has been called the “Fragonard of the shoe” and his shoes “the Fabergé of Footwear” by                       numbers of critics. He designed extravagant richly-decorated shoes that he designs as sculptures.

Among Roger Vivier’s biggest fans were Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor and the cinema                 femme fatale Marlene Dietrich, who haunted   his boutique daily and was rewarded with custom                   black satin pumps held up by glittering  rhinestone balls. Vogue’s editor, Diana Vreeland, insisted                 her maid polish the soles of her Viviers with rhinoceros horn.


Today it is Ines de le Fressange who is the brand ambassador of Roger Vivier. She is the icon of                   french elegance.




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