Hint Tip: Roger Vivier’s Shoes Go on View

While Roger Vivier is credited with inventing the modern stiletto heel, an exclamation point if ever there were, he also did wonders with the demure “comma” heel. These and more shoe punctuation are explored in a retrospective at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

In Virgule, Etc., nearly 140 pairs of shoes trace the career of Roger Vivier, the French cobbler who designed the “pilgrim” pumps worn by Catherine Deneuve in the 1967 classic Belle de Jour, as well as the regal shoes for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953, and who served as Christian Dior’s shoe designer from 1953 to 1963.

Virgule, Etc., October 2 – November 18, 2013, Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116, Paris

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