Archive for the ‘Roger Vivier Shoes’ Category
posted by: jitterbugbaby in Roger Vivier Shoes
We’ve gone on at you about Roger Vivier before.
And we’ve shared (including very recently) plenty of fantasy lust-object pairs of shoes.
Well, here’s one that fits both bills.
Oo la la!!
It’s a one-of-a-kind sandal in crocodile and feathers with gold leaf and Swarovski crystals, and ain’t it a beaut?
Like the Fug Girls, I wasn’t particularly enamored with what Charlize wore to the MTV Movie Awards: It made her legs look spidery rather than supple and her midsection heavy rather than slim–overall, not a very flattering outfit. Except for…you guessed it: The Shoes. This shoe, to be precise: These Roger Vivier dainty gladiators, buckled with rhinestones and sporting a black satin spine down the middle will run you £1,750, or $3,500. (Aaaannd I believe my blood just curdled.) They are gorgeous, though, despite their complete and utter impracticality, which makes them suitable for, oh, I don’t know, walking a maximum 300 feet from the limo to the theater to the stage (ditch them after you present the award and they’re done taking pics, that’s my advice). The shoes are a suitable match for Charlize’s glamorous face; the rest, not so much. (Photo courtesy of Go Fug Yourself.)
They certainly don’t make shoes like these anymore.
After last week’s Friday Shoe History Corner trip to the Louvre, I thought we’d take a gander at London’s V&A this week. Their Golden Age of Couture show (focused on Paris and London between 1947 and 1957) is now closed, but the website is still up, so in case you didn’t get to see it in person, here are a few of the Roger Vivier footwear highlights. Being a French designer, of course, these all fall into the “Paris” half of the show, and some of them have a suitably couture over-the-top decadence about them, while others rely on the simplicity of the shape to make a woman’s foot look divine.
Coral and diamante embroidered satin, late 1950s, for Christian Dior
Pink satin embroidered with metallic thread and sequins, ca. 1958, for Christian Dior
Coral and diamante embroidered satin, ca. 1958, for Christian Dior
Remind you of the iconic pilgrim shoes that Shoesense adores? Indeed. This version is satin with a diamante buckle, from the late 1950s, for Christian Dior.
Tulle over satin, 1954, for Christian Dior
Any of these would still make a strong statement at a party, and when the no-doubt uber fashionable ladies of the 1950s wore them out, I’ll bet they did the same thing.
Faithful Shoeblog readers may remember back in May when Shoesense posted about the new shoes-only zip code at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
Well, what’s the good of living near such a shoe lover’s Mecca if I don’t go check the place out now that it’s been open for a few weeks. So that’s what I did for a part of Saturday afternoon. And for all you shoe lovers out there who want to live vicariously through my trip, I come bearing pictures. Come walk with me in Shoeland.
More below the jump.