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it’s more than ok, bruno


For Roger Vivier creative director Bruno Frisoni, a woman’s foot is a thing of awe and beauty. “There’s no real ideal customers, you know, there’s only beautiful women,” he said in his charming French way last night at the Roger Vivier boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue, where a couture collection by the deceased master, best known as creator of both the pilgrim flat and the stiletto—beauty and the beast—is on display. Frisoni was welcomed by hostesses Annie Churchill, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Shoshanna Gruss, and Chessy Wilson and Saks vice president Ron Frasch. Also present and beaming was author Jill Kargman, whose latest society-send-up novel hits bookstores soon, containing references aplenty to luxury brand names. “It’s called The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund and page one is her Rolodex,” she said. “V is for Vivier, X is Xanax, etc.” As for Frisoni, it was back to Paris to prepare for the unveiling of Roger Vivier’s Spring ’09 collection in ten days. Expect, he said, “lots of snakeskin and brown, earthy colors.” And in parting, he did in fact come up with a few choice names of women for whom he loves to design. “Julianne Moore—she was yesterday with me at the New Yorkers [for Children] gala event. Uh, Katie Holmes. Cate Blanchett. Is it OK?”


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