Roger Vivier: Roger Vivier for the debut collection under its new creative director, Gherardo Felloni, transformed a stunning hôtel particulier in Paris’ 5th arrondissement into the Roger Vivier Hotel.
Women embodying artists, opera singers and actresses, etc., played out their roles in rooms throughout the house, with Felloni’s creations showcased alongside statues, a birdcage, and other charming scenarios.
Highlights included the Très Vivier, Felloni’s take on the Belle Vivier pump, a shoe closer to the original design with a larger buckle and a new cube-shaped spin on Vivier’s signature Virgule heel, and a Sixties-flavored, bright-pink mule with a rhinestone buckle. Other highlights included a range of slingback pumps in crushed velvet, and a pair of leopard-print mary janes with rosebud embellishments. The more flamboyant offerings included the Maharaja slingback embellished with a spray of ostrich feathers. — Katya Foreman
Roger Vivier Spring 2019
Le Luco: A project led by Hélène Carrouée, in the design seat, and Nathalie Colas, chief executive officer and commercial director, Le Luco, a new Parisian luxury leather goods brand carrying a “less is more” approach, takes its name from a nickname coined by the locals for one of the city’s chicest parks: the Luxembourg Gardens.
The debut collection houses six