What do you get when style icon and Roger Vivier ambassador Inès de La Fressange and design-world
darling Ambra Medda, the face of the brand’s Fall campaign, meet in the chic
second-floor salle d’argent of Roger Vivier’s Madison Avenue boutique? Well,
first, of course, they shop for bags and shoes; but then there is plenty of
discussion from fashion and craftsmanship to buckles and Bauhaus.
Inès de La Fressange: Roger Vivier was obviously into fashion, having worked with Christian Dior for many years. He was the only one to have his name on the Dior label inside his shoes. And, Dior also gave him his own shop in the boutique on Avenue Montaigne. But Vivier was also very inspired by art. He studied to be a sculptor and did these fantastic collages later in his life.
Ambra Medda: What an inspiration… I love the way he created such a sense of whimsy and fantasy in his shoes. Some of his early work from the 1950s is so modern that it could have been created today. As someone immersed in design all the time, I’m really drawn to the timelessness of his work.
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