Vivier’s Too Two Tango-------
The economy might be dragging its feet, but as we have seen over the past few days, the couturiers—and souliers—are dreaming of walking on sunshine. At Roger Vivier, creative director Bruno Frisoni eschewed all thoughts of doom and gloom when conceiving his “One Is Too” couture collection in favor of excess. (Even the copywriter got in on the act, exalting over a model in which tones of “abandoned blues, shipwrecked pinks and emerald greens applaud in silence those who cast their eyes upon it.”) He played with the idea of plenty (two shoes), piling on the decoration (too too), but also made his models ingeniously multifunctional (two uses). The Dovima style, “which chirps of adventures to come,” for example, is decorated with 24-karat-dipped birds that can also be worn as hairclips. That’s a double shift we can get behind.