The Roger Vivier “Icons Connected” travelling exhibition starts on the 3rd of May and runs till the 14th of May 2016, at the main mall, Dubai Mall. Ines de la Fressange will grace guests with a much-wanted personal appearance. The travelling exhibition celebrates the evolution from a carriage trade shoe brand to a high-end Parisian luxury accessories brand. On display are vintage signature heels from the 1930’s combined with sketches by Bruno Frisoni of Maison Roger Vivier’s contemporary styles and images of A-listers wearing Vivier, such as Cate Blanchett and, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Brie Larson.
When Christian Dior launched a range of footwear in 1953, Vivier was the craftsman behind the pieces, and ten years later, the Vivier brand was launched.
Roger Vivier sandal designed the sandals worn by Queen Elizabeth II wore for her coronation in 1953. The gold kidskin sandals were studded with rubies.
The Virgule heel (or comma heel) was created in 1963, and then in 1967 Vivier put Bardot in boots.
His most iconic design was the Pilgrim pumps with silver buckles (worn by Catherine Deneuve in the film Belle de Jour) and received international publicity and many imitations.
All these and much. much more can be seen at The Roger Vivier “Icons Connected” travelling exhibition, entry free and run in partnership with Al Tayer Group.