Roger Vivier's creative Director, Bruno frisoni, revives the brands' historic Coronation shoe for it's latest collection
Paying heed to the indisputable high point in the career of iconic shoe designer, Roger Vivier (he was referred to as the Faberge of footwear while alive and has been attributed with designing the first stiletto heel), current Creative Director, Bruno Frisoni, has delved deep into the brands rich heritage to create a range of footwear and accessories inspired by the Queen's coronation shoe, designed by Vivier himself in 1953. the collection, entitled 'A Princess to a Queen' brings with it shades of emerald, sapphire and ruby to echo the jewels that adorn the royal crown.
Ever an innovative brand, the original coronation shoe was responsible for the birth of the platform - a step was inlayed in the Queen's shoe to give her support and stability, so she would not be unsteady during the most monumental moment of her life, a point of real concern having been forewarned by her grandmother that she would be on her feet for 3 hours, and that no time should she falter on her stance during the ceremony.
With the irrevocably regal Fleur de Lys as its central motif, Bruno Frisoni's capsule collection is limitlessly elegant and timelessly chic; the collection brings luxury to both day and evening footwear - with their squared off toe and Fleur de Lys decoupage, the flats are an instant winner and totally able to hold their own with semi-formal evening wear, while the staggering droplet adorned heels are pure couture - providing only the best for the very lucky foot that dons them.
Designed in a contemporary and artistic way the collection is the perfect homage to the exuberant talents of Vivier and promises to release a hint of majesty to any woman that wears them. It's important to add at this point that Frisoni is himself obsessed with feminine allure, meaning that aside from ludicrously covetable shoes, you'll also have legs to die for.