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Pair of Evening Shoes

ca. 1961 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and Techniques
Silk satin, diamanté buckle, lined with leather
Brief Description
Pair of satin evening shoes, designed by Roger Vivier, Paris, ca. 1961.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 11cm
  • Width: 8cm
  • Length: 26cm
Production typeHaute couture
Marks and Inscriptions
  • On the inner sole is printed in gold 'Roger Vivier PARIS'
  • Round the heel is printed in gold 'sur mesure'
Gallery Label
Label for the exhibition Shoes:Pleasure and Pain Pilgrim Pumps Some of the most sought after shoes of the mid 20th century were created by Roger Vivier. One of his best-sellers was the pilgrim buckle shoe, popularised by Catherine Deneuve in the 1967 film Belle de Jour. The buckle was inspired by the footwear of 17th-century puritans, and became the most imitated feature of the 1960s. These exclusive satin diamanté buckle shoes were made to measure for the wearer. Satin Buckle shoes About 1961 Paris Roger Vivier Silk satin, glass, metal and leather Worn and given by Princess Stanislaus Radziwill V&A: T.450&A-1974(2015-2016)
Credit line
Given by Princess Stanislaus Radziwill
Association
Bibliographic Reference
Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971no. 326
Collection
Accession Number
T.450&A-1974

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record createdAugust 3, 2007
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