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Roger Vivier Fall 2013

Bruno Frisoni recreated a few styles of the famous comma heel, which founder Vivier introduced in 1965.

Roger Vivier RTW Fall 2013

Creative director Bruno Frisoni has a wealth of history to draw on from the house of Roger Vivier. For his recent collection shown during couture, he recreated a few styles of the famous comma heel, which founder Vivier introduced in 1965. Frisoni added a higher version to the fall collection, here in rich jewel-tone suedes, shiny spazzolato leather and a houndstooth calf hair — materials that also showed up elsewhere in the lineup.

This story first appeared in the March 6, 2013 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Another group combined shiny spazzolato leather with gray flannel in the brand’s Prismick pattern for a high-low look — which, to Frisoni, felt, “kind of like France,” he said. Fur, a fall staple, was also mixed in, used on the vamp of a kitten heel, all over a large duffel bag and on the front of a bootie.

Frisoni’s charm of the season was the pom-pom, inspired by the makeup brushes of his friend and brand ambassador Inès de la Fressange. The motif was worked in various versions throughout, most literally on a pair of satin pumps.

For evening, the designer had Las Vegas glitz and glam on his mind, hence the bejeweled explosion of crystals covering pumps and soft zippered pouch bags.