The red soles of his shoes ignited the fashion scene in 1993. This was the year Christian Louboutin, a former freelance designer at Roger Vivier, had a brilliant idea. Inspired by Andy Warhol and Pop Art, he borrowed his assistant's nail polish and painted the soles of a pair of shoes red.
In the universe of female pleasure, Roger Vivier is the Fragonard of the shoe, the man who revived wedges, which made Marlene Dietrich look even thinner. His shoes for Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour by Luis Bunuel (1967) transcended the everyday. The shoe, at Roger Vivier, is not a fashion accessory but the key to Olympus. Today, Gerhardo Felloni perpetuates the myth.
Finally, gentlemen, you will have to learn how to sponge, wax, brush, and caress your shoes at Berluti, who has been making refined shoes for men since 1895. For instance, we suggest you try their Andy design on, inspired by Andy Warhol: these loafers can be customised with your own patina.
19, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
+33 (0)8 00 94 58 04
29, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
+33 (0)1 53 43 00 85
Berluti Paris Sèvres
14, rue de Sèvres
+33 (0)1 40 48 28 60