The exhibition

Roger Vivier-A Must Buy For A Modern Woman-Virgule, etc. Exibition in Paris

If you’re a shoe lover, you can’t miss the retrospective exhibition Virgule, etc. held at Palais de Tokyo until November 18th 2013.

It’s a must-see since it’s the first great retrospective on Roger Vivier since 1987 at Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

Olivier Saillard, fashion historian and head of Galliera Fashion Museum is curating a poetic vision on Roger Vivier’s legacy on footwear history. Roger Vivier created shoes like sculptures, like real pieces of art. He designed shoe in a much forward and innovative way, to the point where he used materials that nobody used before such as lace from Lesage, exotic woods, PVC and Precious stones, as seen on Princess Soraya’s kitten heel.

The way Olivier Saillard curated the exhibit highlights Roger Vivier’s inspirations from key arts movements such as Pop Art, The Nothern School and Primitive Arts.

170 shoes from Roger Vivier‘s and some National Museum’s archives are exposed along contemporary designs by Bruno Frisoni, current Roger Vivier Creative Director. Olivier Saillard succeeded in creating a abridge between lush past and grand modernity.

Roger Vivier designed the basics of footwear history: from the Stilettos in 1954, the Choc in 1959 and the iconic Virgule heel in 1963– which make a sensual comeback in the new collections embodied by it-girl Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor and photographed by sought-after photographer Olivia Bee. Virgule heel is a must have in your closet this season for charming and arrogant silhouette.
As a last touch of poetry, this exhibition unveil Mr Roger Vivier’s personal collages, which still is an endless source of inspiration for the House’s current and upcoming collections.

The exhibition
The exhibition
Agathe Bonitzer
Agathe Bonitzer
Alessandra Facchinetti
Alessandra Facchinetti
Alexis Mabille
Alexis Mabille
Anna Dello Russo et Giovanna Battaglia
Anna Dello Russo et Giovanna Battaglia
Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor et Olivia Bee
Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor et Olivia Bee
The exhibition
The exhibition
Julie Gayet entre Bernard Murat et sa femme Zana Murat
Julie Gayet entre Bernard Murat et sa femme Zana Murat
Bouchra Jarrar
Bouchra Jarrar
Bruno Frisoni, Anna Wintour, Inès de la Fressange and Hamish Bowles
Bruno Frisoni, Anna Wintour, Inès de la Fressange and Hamish Bowles
Bruno Frisoni with the Dolls group (Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe)
Bruno Frisoni with the Dolls group (Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe)
The exhibition
The exhibition
Clotilde Courau, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli
Clotilde Courau, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli
Diego Della Valle et Stefano Tonchi
Diego Della Valle et Stefano Tonchi
Dominique Issermann et Mario Testino
Dominique Issermann et Mario Testino
Emilie Fouilloux
Emilie Fouilloux
Farida Khelfa and Marco Zanini
Farida Khelfa and Marco Zanini
Fifi Chachnil
Fifi Chachnil

Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, PDG de Chloe

The exhibition
The exhibition

India Mahdavi Clovis Cornillac et sa femme Lilou Fogli

Leila Bekhti
Leila Bekhti
Melanie George
Melanie George
Melonie Foster Hennessy
Melonie Foster Hennessy
Miroslava Duma
Miroslava Duma
Olivier Saillard
Olivier Saillard
Pierre Passebon, Vincent Darre and Elie Top
Pierre Passebon, Vincent Darre and Elie Top
Pom Klementieff
Pom Klementieff
Sabine Brunner and Maurizio Borletti
Sabine Brunner and Maurizio Borletti
The exhibition
The exhibition
Shu Pei Qin et Kwai Lun-Mei
Shu Pei Qin et Kwai Lun-Mei
Suzy Menkes
Suzy Menkes
The exhibition
The exhibition
Yi Zhou and Rossy de Palma
Yi Zhou and Rossy de Palma

 

 

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