25 posts tagged "Roger Vivier"
The icon that is Marilyn Monroe is having (yet another) fashion moment. Last week, Chopard exhibited never-before-seen prints of the late actress during its holiday party, and now, she’s re-emerged as the inspiration behind Bruno Frisoni’s Limited-Edition Rendez-Vous collection for Roger Vivier. “Marilyn is the essence of femininity whilst embodying sexuality,” said Frisoni of his muse. “It is my hope that I have created a collection that can express the innocent yet sensual nature that Marilyn does so well.”
The designer’s limited edition accessories, like sequin and lace heels and an exploding poppy clutch, have a certain delicate-meets-saucy allure. But it’s the rosebud handbag, garnished with a bright pink smooch, that feels the most “Marilyn.”
Frisoni notes that the house’s history also provided a few notes of inspiration, particularly the prism shape, which he describes as a key emblem of Roger Vivier. “I wanted to give a fairy-tale accent and a little extreme luxury to our most iconic pieces,” said Frisoni. It’s hard to get more luxe than the designer’s crystal-covered prism clutch, which, along with the rest of the range, will make its international debut in Roger Vivier’s Miami boutique on December 15. The traveling collection will land in New York on January 8.
For the first time ever, Roger Vivier is debuting a collection of bags and shoes without the brand’s signature buckle: Prismick. Instead, the label’s creative director, Bruno Frisoni, used leather-on-suede appliqués in a variety of colors for a 3-D effect, a look that was inspired by his passion for art and contemporary architecture. To show off the Prismick collection, Roger Vivier asked stylish women around the globe, including Amanda Hearst (top), Fernanda Niven (middle), and Bettina Prentice (below) to pose with one of the new pieces in the setting of their choosing. (Hearst opted for the Brooklyn Bridge; Niven for an organic garden in Brooklyn; and Prentice at Haunch of Venison Gallery). The three will be on hand tonight in New York to launch the portrait series at Vivier’s Madison Avenue store. Their compatriots from farther afield will be on display, too: Photographers also shot Marta Ferri, Fatima Bhutto, Harumi Klossowski, India Mahdavi, and more in the U.K., Italy, France, and the Far East. Continue Reading “Around The World In 80 Bags” »
Roger Vivier And Uniqlo Are California-Bound, Tommy’s Tips, Nicole Kidman To Take On Princess Grace Role, And More…
French brand Roger Vivier has announced plans to open its third shop in the States. The latest space, which will house the label’s footwear and accessories as well as the limited-edition Rendez-Vous line, will be in Costa Mesa (the other two U.S. stores are in New York City and Miami).[WWD]
Uniqlo is also set to head west—this morning the retailer revealed that San Francisco is the site of its newest location. The flagship shop is the brands’ first U.S. location outside of New York and is set to open in the fall of 2012. [Uniqlo]
Tommy Ton shares his favorite e-tail picks with Shop Ghost, a new curated shopping site from Oyster contributing editor Stevie Dance. He also sounds off on a few wishes for the future of street style: more eyeglasses, more designers, more older-season items, and more babies. JakAndJil hopefuls, take note. [Shop Ghost]
Nicole Kidman is rumored to have won the role of Princess Grace for the new Olivier Dahan-directed film Grace of Monaco. Negotiations for the film, which will cost a projected $30 million to produce, are reportedly still being finalized. [Vogue U.K.]
Lagerfeld Redesigning The Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo, Gwyneth Paltrow To Play Picasso’s Lover?, Domenico Dolce And Stefano Gabbana Also Score New Film Roles, And More…
Karl Lagerfeld’s latest project: redesigning sections of the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo. WWD reports that “one of the key features of the project will be a fresco-style installation consisting of 15 etched and backlit glass panels depicting Ulysses’ journey,” which the hotel will reveal today. [WWD]
Gwyneth Paltrow has reportedly been cast as Pablo Picasso’s lover Dora Maar in 33 Dias. The late artist used Maar as a subject for many of his pieces throughout his career. [Vogue U.K.]
Earlier this week, a slew of “cool ladies” turned out to the Roger Vivier boutique in Milan to fête the photo exhibition celebrating the launch of its new Prismick accessories collection, which the brand showed in Paris earlier this month. The label commissioned portraits of various celebrities and friends, such as Servane Giol and Marta Ferri (who is featured in the latest issue of Style.com/Print), for the exhibition. [WWD]
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will make a cameo appearance, alongside Penélope Cruz, in Woody Allen’s next film, To Rome With Love (premiering in Rome on April 13). Though the two have nonspeaking roles this time around, they have acted in films and commercials in the past. [Telegraph]
“I am shoe-obsessed and had to edit down to a style per decade,” says Decades‘ Cameron Silver of his new collaboration with the Canadian brand Modern Vintage. That’s a lot to ask of a guy who curates an unparalleled collection of designer clothing and accessories, dating back to the twenties, for a living. “This was the Sophie’s Choice of shoe designing,” he adds.
He narrowed it down to four decades—the fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties—and used each era’s iconic shoes as a reference point for his four styles ($250 to $300). Silver’s favorite footwear era? “I guess the 1960′s, since there’s so much variety,” he tells Style.com in between Oscar fittings. For the Modern Vintage collection, he did an homage to sixties Pucci with his T-strap, peep-toe pump. There’s also a pointed-toe pump with a curved heel (popularized by Roger Vivier) to represent the fifties, a disco-inspired cork platform for the seventies, and a waved wedge for the eighties. Decades for Modern Vintage will be available at Gilt.com on March 1.