HEELSTORY | ROGER VIVIER AT THE PAVILLION DE MARSAN [PARIS] | THE GIANT WOODEN SCULPTURES FROM THE LOUVRE RETROSPECTIVE | DECEMBER, 9 1987 - MARCH, 13 1988

1987 | Roger Vivier at the Louvre
Talon Choc
Source: Aguttes

Nel 1943, nella sua casa di New York, Fernand Léger spiegava ai suoi amici i prototipi delle scarpe di Vivier. Li analizzava per i volumi piuttosto che per le qualità decorative. Léger addirittura suggerì di modificarne la struttura, per esempio trasformando il tacco nella prua di una nave per enfatizzarne la purezza della forma. La sua idea venne realizzata molti anni più tardi per la retrospettiva a Parigi del 1987 (Musée des Arts de la Mode). Fino al 1998 le sculture sono state esposte in tutto il mondo come contrappunto allo stile di Roger Vivier. 
Testo basato su un articolo di Gérard Benoît Vivier
(Figlio adottivo di Roger Vivier)
Source: Aguttes

In 1943, when Fernand Léger showed prototypes by his friend Vivier to friends who came to visit him in New York, he analysed their subtle volumes rather than extolling their decorative panache. Léger even suggested the shoes be structurally enlarged – say, by transforming the heel into a ship’s prow – in order to emphasize their linear purity. His idea would bear fruit many years later, at the Vivier retrospective in Paris (Musée des Arts de la Mode) in 1987: these monumental wooden sculptures were exhibited throughout the world between 1987-98, as a counterpoint to Roger Vivier’s shoe designs. 
Text based on article by Gérard Benoît Vivier
(Roger Vivier's adopted son)
Source: Aguttes


1987 | Roger Vivier
Talons Virgule | L 295 cm
Source: Aguttes

1987 | Roger Vivier
Talons Virgule | L 295 cm
Source: Aguttes

1987 | Roger Vivier
Talon étrave | 253 X 128 X 190 cm
Source: Aguttes

1987 | Roger Vivier
Talon étrave | 253 x 128 X 190
Source: Aguttes

1987 | Roger Vivier
Petit talon |  130 X 75 cm
Source: Aguttes

1987 | Roger Vivier
Preparation for The Louvre Retrospective
Source: Aguttes

Roger Vivier
HEELSTORY
Source: Aguttes


1987 | Roger Vivier
Grand soulier |  306 X 102 cm
Source: Aguttes


Tranne la quarta e la quinta, tutte le sculture monumentali in legno sono state vendute dalla casa d'asta Aguttes nel Novembre 2011.

Auction house Aguttes sold all of the wooden sculptures (minus the fourth and the fifth) in November 2011.


F O O T N O T E

Talon Virgule (Front) | Talon Polichinelle (Back)
At The Musèe International De La Chaussure, Romans - France
Photograph: Stéphane Marc | Source: ledauphine.com

ROGER VIVIER
& FRANÇOIS LESAGE

ROGER VIVIER
EXPERIMENTS WITH DU PONT'S CORFAM



 

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