Courtesy of Roger Vivier
When it comes to his Paris Fashion Week presentations, Roger Vivier creative director Gerardo Felloni is a master storyteller.
On Thursday, the Latin American Museum’s orchestra played the theme song “The White Lotus” and opera singers sang for the guests on the floor, while models-performers in carousel showed off a wide array. Felony– Designed accessories, bring to life the designer’s complete vision for the house.
Ciara, Nicole Ari Parker and other big names came out to see the house’s famous boots, belts, gloves and hats in addition to shoes and bags.
“I tried to create a realistic image with just accessories,” says Felloni, who looked back to 1950s cruise lines to guide his vision this season. He was inspired by Mr. Vivier’s game-changing designs during the New Look and Belle du Jour era. “Roger Vivier changed the image of women at least twice with accessories, and it’s a tribute to that kind of passion and heritage,” Felloni told FN.
With some of the designer’s looks, it took a while to realize the full range of styles. In a look with a stunning drip effect, the satin from the evening shoes stretched out the legs. Gloves also played a starring role in some looks, wrapping the arm like a bolero.
When it comes to footwear, this season focuses on one of Vivier’s most popular styles – the choke heel, which debuted in 1959.
Oversized bows and frilly embellishments adorning the pumps and boots showcase Felloni’s eye for detail.
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