Roger Vivier’s Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II Inspired Collection

By Butterboom Writers  /  October 21, 2009

Shoes fit for a Queen.


Over a half-century ago Roger Vivier designed a pair of shoes for a Queen’s coronation. Now, they part of the new Autumn/Winter collection in Hong Kong.

Other than his much lauded collections of works with the biggest names in the industry including fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, one of the most notable achievements for Roger Vivier must have been the shoes he designed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, of which she wore during the momentous occasion of her coronation on 2 June 1953.

Fifty-six years later, Roger Vivier’s current designer, Bruno Frisoni draws inspiration from the same beautiful shoes and creates the A Princess to be a Queen capsule collection for Roger Vivier’s Autumn/Winter 2009/10 collection.

Prominently featuring the Fleurs-de-Lis motif that was used to decorate the St. Edward Crown and the Imperial State Crown worn by the Queen for the occasion. The “A princess to be a queen” collection combines jewel shades of ruby reds, emerald greens and sapphire blues, reminiscent of the precious stones that adorned the crown.

roger_vivier_hongkong2But just in case you find the regal air in the shoes a bit over the top, the collection also carries an emerald-green interpretation and a modernistic pink, black and gold version of the shoes of which you can stroll down the red carpet or wear to your next cocktail party.

How much?

  • Balmoral with purple lining: HK$21,100
  • Balmore in black sequins: HK$16,700

Where to buy?

  • Roger Vivier, Ground Floor, 19-20, The Landmark Central, Hong Kong.
  • Tel: 2810 8690

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