Born in Paris in 1913, Vivier studied sculpture at the “Ecole des Beaux” in Paris until he received an invitation from a friend to design a collection of shoes for their shoe factory, interrupted his studies. In 1936 he worked for other shoe makers before opening his own house the following year.
In 1938, Vivier agree to work exclusively for Delvain, major shoe manufacturer in UK till his mobilisation in the army. In 1942, having studied Millinerary, Vivier opened a shop with Suzanne Remy, a well respected Parisian milliner.In 1945, he is back to Delvain where he produce several collections one of which included crystal shoes. He returned to Paris and worked freelance until Christian Dior, another remarkable couturier, opened a shoe department in his salon and appointed Vivier as designer between 1953 and 1963. During his stay, Vivier made some of the most influential shoes of the period.
Known for his extravagant materials and exquisite forms, ROGER VIVIER, experimented other shapes beside Stiletto heel, like Comma heel. To create unique decorations for his shoes he was using silk, pearls, beads, lace, appliqué and jewels.
His most iconic design, the PILGRIM pumps with silver buckles (worn by Catherine Deneuve in the film “Belle de Jour”) received international publicity and many imitations.
A nonconformist master craftsman who rarely faltered, Vivier was noted for his skill in positioning and balancing innovative heels and for his imaginative use of texture. He reopened his business in 1963 in Paris and continued to produce two collections a year until his death in 1998.
MATCH & MIX
Salvatore Ferragamo high low cocktail dress
Roger Vivier flat heels
Loeffler Randall shoulder bag
DANNIJO bangle cuff bracelet