On the rooftop of Holloway House, one of Soho House’s newest hotel properties, a host of actresses who are fans of Roger Vivier brands came out to celebrate the accessories brand on the evening of December 9.
At cocktail hour, The Mayfair Witches And white lotus Star Alexandra Daddario chats with Roger Vivier creative director Gerardo Felloni about their unique holiday home in Italy, a former lighthouse on the island of Giglio off the coast of Tuscany. Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author wildLaura Dern, one of the party’s co-hosts and star of the 2014 movie based on the book, was there to see her.
Dern shared the evening’s hosting duties with Counselor and Ex in style Editor-in-Chief Laura Brown said The Hollywood Reporter She has been a fan of the brand’s shoes for decades.
“I have been since I started watching movies. “I fell in love with the iconic Vivier shoes through women like Catherine Deneuve,” said actress Dern, who wore Roger Vivier black shoes with metal buckles in 1967. Belle de Jour. Dern stars in Florian Zeller’s play this fall the son, wore a pair of red Vivier pumps that she said reminded her of “my first shoe love.” At age 20, he bought a pair of Roger Vivier shoes in Paris, which were modeled after Deneuve’s footwear. Belle de Jour.
But Dern wasn’t officially connected with the brand until Brown introduced her earlier this year.
Became a fan of Felony after seeing Dern in David Lynch’s 1990 film Wild at HeartHe recalls, “I saw [Laura Brown] Last fashion week in April I said, ‘Come on, Laura, let’s do something together. She introduced me to Laura Dern over the phone, because she’s a great actress, she’s so beautiful, so talented, so iconic.
“So Laura [Brown] asked Laura [Dern] If she wants to host a dinner in Los Angeles for the brand. I said, ‘Oh fantastic’. So that’s the reason I came here,” continued Feloni, who hasn’t thrown a soiree in LA since the beginning of the pandemic.
Among the stylish actresses who attended the dinner, which featured table decorations by Mimi Brown Studio, were Alexandra Shipp, Jurney Smollett, Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Lake Bell, Kristen Wiig, Sarah Shahi, Halston Sage, Brittney O’Grady, Bella Heathcote, Kathryn Newton, Michelle Randolph, Brian Howe. , Audrey Corsa, Larsen Thompson and Frida Gustavsson. The group includes writer-director Jenny Konner, director Nicky Caro, Bling Empire’s Christine Chiu, artist Alex Israel and stylist Jean Yang.
Voting spoke to Vivier’s interest in the house and power of the brand under Feloni, 85 years after opening its first store in Paris in 1937. Roger Vivier, who died in 1998 at the age of 90, was known for making. Gold pumps worn by Queen Elizabeth during her coronation in 1953. Andre Perugia and Salvatore Ferragamo are credited with creating the first stiletto heel, although they also claim credit for that innovation.
Of Felony’s turn at the helm of the brand (which is known for bags and jewelry), Dern said: THR “What Gerardo is doing now is balancing respecting traditional iconography while he’s still playing.” He says he likes the “classic buckled shoe.” [that he’s done] Almost bakelite buckles with those beautiful spring colors, mint green, purple in that tone-on-tone.
Among Feloni’s innovations in the brand are the I Love Vivier pumps that have a silhouette at the front that creates a heart shape. “It’s working well and it’s very comfortable,” said Felloni, who grew up in a shoemaking family in Italy and was named Roger Vivier’s creative director in 2018. “I have two or three little secrets. This was the brand of my dreams. So when they offered me to work on this brand, I was very excited.
Dern, who brought her daughter Zaya Harper to dinner, elaborated on her love of shoes, saying, “As an actress and as a woman, I love shoes. They are a luxury item that I have always loved. But as an actor, the shoes really make the character, in terms of trying to get inside who the person is. It’s always been really interesting to me. ”
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