Roger Vivier--the brand credited with inventing the stiletto--has a long and rich history, all documented in the new Rizzoli tome Roger Vivier. To celebrate the release of the book, head designer Bruno Frisoni and brand ambassador Inès de la Fressange sat down with FIT's fashion historian Valerie Steele Wednesday evening to chat about the history of Roger Vivier and Frisoni's own creations for the brand.
Last night storied French footwear label Roger Vivier threw a cocktail party at their Upper East side store to celebrate their fall winter "Uptown-Downtown" collection as well as limited edition collection "Rendez-Vous." Creative director Bruno Frisoni's creations for the brand--particularly the "Rendez-Vous" collection which he described as "Rock! Think Keith Richards"--nearly outshone all the fashion starlets who turned out to sip champagne and shoe-drool. Leighton Meester was there, and so were industry darlings Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Marie Amelie Sauve, Hamish Bowles, Hanne Gabe Odiele, Emily Weiss and Leandra Medine. Plus Alexandra Richards was DJing. Needless to say, it was a very chic event. We caught Meester, who looked lovely in sequined J.Mendel, Vivier accessories and Bulgari jewels, staring distractedly at some studded Vivier boots so we seized the moment to check in with the Gossip Girl star.