French shoe designer Roger Vivier has often been called the ‘the Fabergé of Footwear’. He started his career working for Elsa Schiaparelli in the thirties and later went on to work alongside Dior during the ‘New Look’ period. He is most famously accredited for creating the first stiletto heel in 1954. Fashion visionary Roger Vivier revived the stiletto by using a thin steel rod making it a hugely important footwear style.
During the late sixties Vivier developed other luxury shoe styles including bejewelled boots and his now infamous ‘pilgrim pumps’ which feature a square, silver buckle at the toe. The brand has since expanded into handbags and continues to develop the classic Vivier style using his traditional craftsmanship details with a modern twist.▼