One week after the release of the £1000 ripped designer Balmain jeans, it’s just about time to welcome another prodigal fashion accessory- The £30,000 (43,000) pair of Roger Vivier heels. The stiletto’s designed by Bruno Frisoni, the French luxury cobblers’ creative director, features an assortment of life’s little luxuries such as 24ct gold-coated mesh, semi-precious stones, jet, satin ribbons, silk chiffon, diamante, and crocodile skin fashioned into dainty rosettes. One style named “Davina” is an 11cm, spike-heeled confection of gilded silk mesh and jewels, embellished with a pair of rose pink dyed, taxidermy birds with gold and crystal heads, and the other style “Daphna” is created in honor of the best-dressed socialite and millionairess, Daphne Guinness, the ex-wife of Greek shipping heir, Spyros Niarchos and are a midnight lace creation of jet, silk, crocodile and satin bows.
Roger Vivier, who died in 1998, was known as the inventor of stilettos was called “The Fragonard of shoes” at the height of his fame, and his customers included Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Queen. The collection of six-hand made creations have a starting price of £9,500 (the US $13.5) and go up to a colossal £30,000 (43,000) a pair.