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Pair of evening shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Paris, France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1961 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Roger Vivier (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin, diamanté buckle, lined with leather

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Princess Stanislaus Radziwill

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, room 40, case X15, shelf MIDDLE ROW

Physical description

Black silk satin pumps, square cut in the front with a chisel toe, trimmed with large square diamanté buckle. The false prong of the buckle is metal and appears through an eyelet hole slightly to one side of the centre. There is a medium kitten heel covered with black satin.

The shoes are lined with grey leather.

Place of Origin

Paris, France (made)


ca. 1961 (made)


Roger Vivier (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk satin, diamanté buckle, lined with leather

Marks and inscriptions

On the inner sole is printed in gold 'Roger Vivier PARIS'
Round the heel is printed in gold 'sur mesure'


Height: 11 cm, Width: 8 cm, Length: 26 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of satin evening shoes, designed by Roger Vivier, Paris, ca. 1961.

Exhibition History

(Victoria & Albert Museum Gallery 40 Fashion 13/06/2015-31/01/2016)
Fashion: an anthology by Cecil Beaton (Victoria and Albert Museum 01/01/1972-31/12/1972)

Associated names

Beaton, Cecil


Metal; Silk satin; Diamante




Footwear; Fashion; Accessories; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection code


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