Thursday, July 05, 2012

Queen inspired shoes

It was Roger Vivier who designed the shoes Elizabeth II wore for her 1953 coronation. His famous golden kidskin leather shoes were embellished with a ruby inlaid heel and upper pattern with the fleur-de-lys motif. To celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee, Parisian, Bruno Frisoni (current creative director for Roger Vivier) was invited to create a pair of shoes for her Majesty. He came up with ‘A Queen Forever’, a pair of sandals decorated with 55-carat diamonds. It took 17 artisans from The East India Company to create the diamond setting which features 3,500 brilliant-cut flat diamonds individually affixed to the shoe's upper with silk threads. The shoes arecurrently on diplay at the 'Brilliant' diamond exhibition at Masterpiece London 2012. Meantime Roger Vivier’s original coronation shoes coronation are part of a new Autumn/Winter collection in Hong Kong.

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