Roger Vivier established his eponymous luxury footwear brand in 1937, producing shoes for fashion’s most elite. The French designer opened his first store in Paris, and throughout his career he created shoes for the likes of Ava Gardner, Queen Elizabeth II and The Beatles. His extravagant designs were treated as sculptures by Roger Vivier, and he is credited with producing the first stiletto heel in 1954. Always innovative and exciting, Roger Vivier also used rich adornment across collections, from beads and pearls to lace and appliques. These artful shoes earnt the house worldwide recognition which is everlasting. Today, the brand is owned by Tod’s, and is operated under the creative direction of Gherardo Felloni.
Now producing shoes, bags and accessories for women, Roger Vivier offers styles from flats to sandals to heels, encompassing any need in the most luxurious manner. Across all collections features the iconic square buckle which is immediately distinctive of the Roger Vivier brand. Classic styles such as the Belle Vivier and Flower Strass pumps are timeless and elegant, produced in many colourways and materials, from sumptuous satins to vibrant patent leathers. Metallic finishes, whimsical prints and opulent jewel tones are found throughout designs, often met with beautifully embellished buckles. While the stiletto is an exquisite and enduring choice, Roger Vivier also offer statement chunky boots, platform espadrilles and tie-detail sandals met perfectly with a sophisticated bag to ensure that opulence is carried into any occasion.
Roger Vivier boutiques can be found across the world, and their collections can also be accessed online, through the label’s own store, as well as through Harrods, My Theresa and Net-a-Porter.