With the appointment of Gherardo Felloni as Creative Director of the collections of the Maison, Roger Vivier continues its tradition of visionary design and exceptional style.
Born in Tuscany, Gherardo Felloni has already spent a lifetime living and working with shoes and accessories. Since starting in his new role in March 2018, he has brought this vast and unique experience to the Parisian luxury accessories Maison.
While he originally planned to be an architect, his father encouraged him to apply his ability to draw the natural world around him to shoes, “I see the coincidence in a link between architecture and shoe design. Each involves a structure that must be able to hold you inside of it.”
After spending time at his family’s shoe atelier, he continued honing his skills working for some of the leading fashion Houses. In 2000, he went to Milan to work with Miu Miu. Then, 10 years ago, he had the opportunity to come to Paris and work at Dior – a link that he shares with Monsieur Vivier. “For me Roger Vivier has always been a source of reference in my work. He was the master of shoes. It’s an honor to work for the Maison.”
His love affair with design is influenced by his own personal passion for the arts, whether exploring interior design, collecting antique jewelry or singing opera as a tenor.