Here at Grazia HQ we are major fans of Roger Vivier’s fantasy heels. From the signature pumps, as worn by Catherine Denuve in Belle du Jour, to the new Gondole heel, over the past 10 years the re-launched Vivier brand has come up with more treats than we can count. Celebrating their decade back in the fashion spotlight, the Vivier team including designer Bruno Frisoni and Brand Ambassador Ines de la Fressange jetted into town to throw a seriously stylish soiree at the Saatchi Gallery.
Roger Vivier, the architect of the stiletto and iconic cobbler to Hollywood’s Golden Age closed his business before he passed away, but it was snapped up by Tod’s Group CEO Diego Della Valle in 2003. Bringing both Frisoni and de la Fressange on board to re-launch the brand, the Vivier hero pieces have been brought to a whole new generation.
Documenting the influences and style notes behind the decade of Roger Vivier, the new Rizzoli book is like a diary of footwear desire. Ms de la Fressange told us, “Brands seem to do a book at the drop of the hat – we wanted to do something different and special, so we’ve put in all of the things that have inspired us over the past 10 years.”
Equally chic was the party to launch the book, with some of the most creative canapés (think foie gras macaroons) and delicious drinks (lavender champagne) that we have sampled. With a starry guestlist including David Gandy and Jerry Hall and music from Tali Lennox and Jack Guinness, there was plenty to get the party started. Towering over the party was an exploding book with cut outs of all the Vivier icons from the Choc heels to the classic Viver buckle. A dreamy evening complete with dreamy shoes, what's not to love!?