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THIGH’S THE LIMIT: Shoe lovers will be able to bid for treasures from the private collection of Roger Vivier when 400 rare lots, including prototypes and sketches, go under the hammer next month. The sale, organized by French auction house Aguttes, will include one-off creations made for celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot, John Lennon and Cary Grant. The lots will go on show from Nov. 26-29 at the Hôtel des Ventes de Neuilly in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, ahead of the auction scheduled for Nov. 30. Bidding will start at around 100 euros, or $132 at current exchange, for most items, rising to 800 euros, or $1,060, for the most elaborate embroidered thigh boots.

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