French designer Roger Vivier was best known for creating the stiletto heel. He used a thin rod of steel encased in wood or plastic to support the wearer’s weight.
Vivier has been called the ‘Fragonard of the shoe’ and his shoes ‘the Faberge of footwear’ by critics. He is known for using in his creations silk, pearls, beads, lace, applique and jewels to create unique shoes designs.
While Ava Gardner, Gloria Guinness, Queen Elizabeth II and The Beatles were all Vivier customers, he designed shoes for the Christian Dior House for ten years.
As for the Roger Vivier Fall 2009 shoes collection, the shoe designer managed to create other beautiful and elegant shapes, continuing the tradition of this exquisite brand. The shoes are brightly colored and come in various materials, from feathers to snakeskin.
The Biriba sandal is an outstanding piece of this collection, very chic and edgy, featuring a metal heel with the faceted gold platform, and great architectural details that make it so unique and just breath taking. This is perhaps, along with the fuchsia ankle boot, the outstanding beauties of Roger Vivier 2009 Fall shoe collection.
Even Carine Roitfeld wrote intensively about this special model signed Roger Vivier – we’re feelin’ ya, Carine!
The Belle Lucie booties and the Sandal Oh sandal both in neon pink are absolutely fabulous. Also noticeable are the Roger Vivier Decollete Epine Plumes pump, the Sport chic pump, and the beautiful Play or Pay over-the-knee boot. As almost all Fall 2009 collections have at least one pair of over-the-knee boots, so be prepared – this is one BIG trend for the 2009 Fall/Winter season!