In parallel to his visionary creativity related to shoe design, Monsieur Vivier also enjoyed creating collages, collages that he would frame like paintings. Today, in the heart and soul of the Roger Vivier Limited-Edition Découpages Rendez-Vous collection celebrating the fashion house’s essential hallmarks, Creative Director Bruno Frisoni has embarked upon an imaginary dialogue between the collages of the master boot maker and the decoupages of Henri Matisse. Luxury, freshness and spontaneity.
The “Miss Viv” bag, inspired by Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, former First Lady of France, was used as a canvas to create an abstract seaweed pattern, while an evening version, the “Miss Viv” envelop sports a painted pattern of colorful overlapping triangles on leather. Using the savoir-faire of its Parisian ateliers, Frisoni inscribed the patterns in fabrics, embroidery and raffia weaving. The Library clutches, featuring abstract stars, use rhodoid marquetry with an aluminum clasp.
The decoupage theme was also applied to shoes that also have an updated version of the “sphere” heels, worn by Marlene Dietrich in 1953.
A small playful jewelry line with ceramic baubles was also unveiled, inspired by a 1950s coat rack by Charles Eames, the Hang-it-All, where colored balls for hanging coats could move around each other. The same kinetic feel could be found in Frisoni’s jewelry.
Discover the collection here.