Launched in 1963, the Roger Vivier Virgule pump quickly became iconic for it's unusual comma-shaped heel. The word 'Virgule' means coma in French.
Roger Vivier was born in Paris in 1907 and after graduating in Sculpture at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, he begins to design shoe styles for friends who own a factory .
In 1937 he opens his own shoe design company, where he sells his creations to the most important shoe makers in the world, he also signs a contract with the American company Delman for whom he designs platform shoes which were adopted by Elsa Schiapparelli for her Spring-Summer 1937 Cirque collection.
Working for Christian Dior in the 50’s and until 1963 and creating for the Maison the shoes for the coronation of the young Queen Of England ,Queen Elizabeth II, as well as for Parisian maisons such as Grés, Balmain, Nina Ricci, Roger Vivier creates the “Virgule” heel in 1963 in order to distance himself from his previous creations.
In 1954 he launches the first stiletto heel.
In 1965 he creates the iconic square-heel and Pilgrim-buckle pump for Saint Laurent’s Mondrian collection .This pump will be immortalized by Catherine Deneuve in the film Belle De Jour by Buñuel . Other iconic women that fell to his feet in every sense of the word, and immortalized his creations were The Duchess of Windsor, Princess Soraya of Iran, Jeanne Moreau and Marlene Dietrich, Brigitte Bardot, to name but a few.
Virgule is an artistic and architectural top of shoemaking, it is like a sculpture. This is definitely not the safe, go-to pair of heels that you would keep at the front of your shoe rack. When it comes to a fun night out at your favourite art gallery or the newest It bar, though, you’ll be loving the Virgule’s quirky silhouette.
Based in a converted 16th century barn in the UK countryside, Monica Vinader's eponymous jewelry label is inspired by the Spanish designer's love of gemstones and pearls, nature and travel. Vinader's stunning collections are full of color, with custom-cut semi-precious stones stealing the show.
The Monica Vinader Fiji friendship bracelet is inspired by the designer's travel momentos and makes an elegant gift for a loved one or for yourself, with a plethora of colours available adding a unique, personal touch. This pretty piece features an adjustable cord, smooth bar and engraved toggle. Worn with multiple bracelets or alone, the bracelet bridges the gap between a contemporary fashion piece and fine jewellery.
The Monica Vinader Fiji bracelet is a fantastically modern take on the classic friendship bracelet.
The Monica Vinader Fiji bracelet comes in sterling silver, 18ct gold or rose gold plated vermeil on sterling silver. You also can choose colour of the bracelet's cord.
The iconic Fiji Friendship Bracelet has been reworked, introducing a new sleek chain with original clasp feature for a smooth fastening, with adjustable length.
The bar measures approximately 11cm (4.3") around, with a distance of approximately 5.5cm (2.2") between ends of the metal bar.