Roger Vivier Creative Director Bruno Frisoni may have called his fall collection “Chez Lui” in a nod to the men’s wear influences he drew upon, but don’t think you will find anything butch here. With his sophisticated Parisian chic ethic, Frisoni took the idea of a man clutching closed his jacket and transformed it for the opening of a shoe bootie done in gray flannel with Lesage gold military embroidery. And the iconic brogue was translated into “Franginette” (little sister) — a patent leather d’orsay-effect pump. Other references included tassels that adorned the tips of flats and pumps, and a bold giraffe-printed pony hair in black and white or orange and black that made a dramatic statement in tall boots, short booties and the Miss Viv done in small shoulder and hobo styles.

This story first appeared in the March 8, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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