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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

 

 

Source vogue.it

 

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