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Opening Ceremony collabs with Robert Clergerie for a '70s-style platform shoe collection

April 2, 2010 |  1:00 pm


Trailblazing New York retailer Opening Ceremony (which has a boutique in L.A. on La Cienega Boulevard) has teamed up with veteran footwear designer Robert Clergerie for a collection of playful '70s-style lace-up loafers.

Clergerie, who was the first designer to produce women’s shoes on a men’s last (foot form), started as a  designer for footwear legend Charles Jourdan before establishing himself as one of the most innovative shoemakers in recent history.

The capsule collection, Opening Ceremony par Robert Clergerie, is essentially one zany look (for $460) wrought in a variety of bold prints. The design boasts a rope-covered platform sole and an oxford done up in fabrics featured in Opening Ceremony's spring / summer 2010 collection -- polka-dot linen (in cream and navy), indigo linen and a custom floral watercolor-printed denim.

While they're not for the fashionably timid, the style is a natural match for all those wide-leg and flared jeans edging their way back into style. 

--Emili Vesilind


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Photos: Looks from the new Opening Ceremony par Robert Clergerie. Credit: Opening Ceremony.