Dive into the fascinating story of Maison Roger Vivier and learn how it all began
Dive into the fascinating story of Maison Roger Vivier and learn how it all began
2018To coincide with the launch of its Très Vivier styles for the Holiday Season, Roger Vivier introduces a film starring legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve and other colourful characters. Inspired by Rossini’s famous performance piece Duet for Two Cats and directed by award-winning filmmaker, writer and music video director Michael Haussman, the luscious film tells the story of an eccentric Parisian family’s Christmas celebration.
2018At the heart of the collection, the Très Vivier creations continue a long tradition of unapologetic elegance. The large square buckle in polished metal pays tribute to the original legendary pumps worn by Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour, while a myriad of materials and textures brings Vivier sophistication.
2018Gherardo Felloni is appointed Creative Director of Maison Roger Vivier.
2018When the sophistication of couture is creatively paired with the energy of running, the outcome is an unexpected mix of Parisian elegance and sporty style. For the first time, Roger Vivier introduces the Viv'Run, a new style of running shoes inspired by one of its most iconic designs – the Belle Vivier - in mesh fabric, net and neoprene.
2018For the Spring-Summer 2018 collection, Roger Vivier pays tribute to joie de vivre with an explosion of colours and flowers on shoes, bags and accessories. Interpreting the innate, modern nonchalance of the Parisian woman, Ana Girardot, a rising French actress, is the new muse of the House this season.
2017The whimsical, mischievous elegance of the Parisian makes the film The Perfect Parisienne the best showcase for the illustration of the Autumn-Winter 2017-2018 collection.
2017The Slidy Viv’ model is the signature piece of the summer of 2017. The Slidy Viv’ sandal has become a House essential. It is the embodiment of metropolitan luxury with its double rhinestone buckle, ergonomic shape and bicolor outsole.
2017Roger Vivier chose Sofia Sanchez de Betak to embody the Spring-Summer 2017 collection. She is the perfect representation of the hyper-connected, sophisticated wanderer.
2017To celebrate the Autumn-Winter 2017/2018 collection, the French artist Jean-Paul Goude presents All Singing, All Dancing, an innovative audiovisual installation making use of more than 100 screens.
2017Bruno Frisoni reinvents the Podium heel for the Spring-Summer season. The metal of the Podium sandal is revisited with a 1960s Vivier heel in a new concept of dynamic light.
2016Opening of the first boutique in Abu Dhabi.
2016Roger Vivier asked the designer Camille Seydoux to create its Prismick Jeans capsule collection.
2016Launch of the Flower Strass Collection. Punctuated with floral splendour, the iconic Roger Vivier buckle becomes a true piece of jewellery that brings out the beauty of any outfit.
2016A design from the Viv' Cabas bag line with a broad, contemporary A-line.
2015Every possible Paris is expressed between the lovely Jeanne Damas and our House. Her nonchalance, our sophistication: the spirit of chic that flirts with glamour.
2015The Pilgrim de Jour bag is distinctive with its wide shoulder strap, interior pocket and tone-on-tone Vivier buckle in an elegant monochrome version. A new addition to the Spring-Summer 2015 collection.
2014In November 2014, the travelling exhibition Roger Vivier - Icons Connected kicks off at Galleria luxury department store in Seoul. The exhibition pays homage to Roger Vivier (1907-1998), tracing back the story of the iconic shoemaker from the early 1930s up until today and showcasing the signature pieces that best represent the evolution of the brand alongside pictures, mementos, vintage shoes.
2014Roger Vivier opens its first boutique in Seoul, South Korea.
2013The exhibition "Virgule, ETC. In the Footsteps of Roger Vivier"animates the Palais de Tokyo from October 2 to November 18, 2013.
2013Roger Vivier becomes a partner of the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation. The Fabrique des sens (Sensory Factory) project – part of the “Petite Enfance” program promoted by the Red Cross – develops a sensorial kit to encourage child development through artistic and cultural discovery. More than one thousand children in day care centers have benefited from this program.
2013Discover the Virgule, etc., the exhibition tracing the footsteps of Roger Vivier with the contribution of Inès de la Fressange, Bruno Frisoni and Olivier Saillard.
2013Rizzoli New-York publishes Roger Vivier, a book about the legendary shoe designer written by Olivier Saillard, Virginie Mouzat, Colombe Pringle, Loïc Prigent, Elizabeth Semmelhack and Sophie Fontanel. The book features a chat with Inès de la Fressange and Catherine Deneuve as well as a conversation between Bruno Frisoni and Cate Blanchett.
2013Created by Mr. Vivier in 1963 for his own brand, the bold and sophisticated Virgule heel is shaped as a comma – as suggested by its name – and acts as a vibrant exclamation point. First introduced with the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Rendez-Vous Limited Edition collection, Bruno Frisoni breathes new life into it. Updated with a higher heel and a more contemporary shape, the Virgule becomes a modern classic in the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Sexy Cult collection.
2012Bruno Frisoni takes inspiration from the geometric patterns characterizing Mr. Vivier's impromptu collages to create the Prismick line, a collection of shoes, bags, small leather goods and jewelry. Today the distinctive works of art decorate the walls of the Roger Vivier’s Silver Room.
2011Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni and Ludivine Sagnier all wear shoes by Roger Vivier in the movie "Les Bien-Aimés" by Christophe Honoré.
2011In November, some Roger Vivier creations are auctioned. The shoe created by Roger Vivier in 1962 for Princess Soraya, the second wife of the last Shah of Iran known as the “princess with the sad eyes”, crushes all estimates and is sold for the record sum of 19.763 euros... for just one single shoe!
2010Catherine Deneuve porte des escarpins Belle de Nuit dans le film "Potiche" de François Ozon.
2010Roger Vivier presents Rendez-Vous, a limited edition collection for Spring/Summer 2011. The collection includes the reinterpretation of signature pieces with iconic details, showing a masterful fusion of the savoir-faire typical of Couture pieces and the vibrant liveliness of the prêt-à-porter.
2010On June 21, 2010, the Maison dresses Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden for her wedding ceremony.
2010Roger Vivier dresses Cate Blanchett for her role as Maid Marion in Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood”.
2007Maison Roger Vivier is the first accessories House to present a Haute Couture collection. The collection combines exquisite leathers, sparkling fabrics and colorful gems to create exceptional bags and shoes in limited edition.
2006The book “Roger Vivier d’un Soulier l’Autre” is released by Editions du Regard.
2006Launch of the new Metro bag. Creative Director Bruno Frisoni explains: "We went with Metro – as in metropolitan – because it is a city bag: beautiful to look at, yet smart, user-friendly and stress-free. It's the kind of bag you pick up instinctively when you go out”.
2004The first Roger Vivier flagship store opens its doors at 29 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. The brand undergoes a relaunch.
2001The Renaissance of Maison Roger Vivier.
1998Roger Vivier passes away.
1987Roger Vivier exhibition at the Musée de la Mode et du Textile of Paris.
1965Roger Vivier launches the Belle Vivier pumps featuring the emblematic square metal buckle. In 1967, Catherine Deneuve wears the Belle Vivier in Luis Buñuel's movie "Belle de Jour".
1963Roger Vivier creates the Virgule heel.
1963Roger Vivier opens his fashion house on rue François 1er in Paris. In the meanwhile, he continues working for other Maisons such as Balmain, Patou, Nina Ricci, Yves Saint Laurent.
1961The Princess of Iran wears Roger Vivier shoes in occasion of a visit to Paris.
1959Roger Vivier creates the Choc heel. "This shoe’s apparent simplicity represents the end-point of a long-standing quest for balance between pure and elaborate lines. In a word, with this model I have tried to reconcile simplicity and chic without resorting to oversimplified style, superfluous frills or extravagance."
1954Roger Vivier increases the height of the heel from 6 to 8 cm: the Aiguille stiletto is born.
1953Christian Dior launches a footwear division and hires Roger Vivier as shoe designer. For the first time in history, a couturier overtly associates his brand with that of a shoemaker with the purpose of promoting a mass-market shoe line.
1953In 1953, Roger Vivier designs a shoe embellished with a Boule - a spherical decoration - at the heel for the German actress and singer Marlene Dietrich.
1953Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II commissions Roger Vivier to design the shoes for her coronation day. On June 2, 1953, he is the only French designer to attend the royal crowning ceremony.
1945Always ahead of his times, Roger Vivier is the first shoe designer to use clear plastic for his creations.
1937Roger Vivier founds his namesake brand with the opening of a boutique at 22 rue Royale in Paris. He starts designing footwear for the greatest fashion houses in the world.
1930Living in Paris, Mr. Roger Vivier is a regular at the Moulin Rouge, the Casino de Paris and the Folies Bergère. There he meets Mistinguett and Joséphine Baker, for both of whom he creates his first custom-made shoes.
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