Paris fashion house Roger Vivier Penguins Jai Une Marraine Qui Dchire shirt. is opening its doors in Canada for the first time. A boutique store is slated to open in the Yorkdale location of Holt Renfrew this July. The legendary French brand started in 1937 after Roger Vivier designed his a pair of custom shoes for Joséphine Baker. Since its creation, the house has reached many milestones, from being the first brand to use clear plastic in footwear, to designing shoes for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Under creative direction from Gherardo Felloni, the house’s most recent Fall/Winter 2019/20 collection explores Felloni’s interest in architecture.
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