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Paris Fashion Week: Roger Vivier, uptown meets downtown

Crystal-Palace
 
A girl moves into a new place and never really finishes unpacking. Her whole apartment is her closet, with handbags and shoes strewn everywhere. In one room are the trappings of her uptown persona, in another the trappings of her downtown persona. And her lover, he rides a motorcycle.

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So went the story behind Bruno Frisoni's fall accessories collection for Roger Vivier, a balance of good girl (the python "Palace" pump with metal heel) and bad (the "Black Crow" flats with black feathers and a crystal buckle).

Bad-Penny---Suede
Frisoni also flirted with the 1970s, designing chunky-heeled "Bad Penny" loafers with perforated heels, and flats in a mustard-yellow-and-purple-cube print.

Metro-pour-tout-BD
The classic Miss Viv handbag went rock 'n' roll, with chain-and-stud trim, and the "Metro" style was made over in mink.

-- Booth Moore in Paris

Photos from top: Crystal Palace pump, Palace Black Python pump, Black and Gold Spider pump, Bad Penny loafers and the Metro bag. Credit: Roger Vivier

 
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