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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Stiletto Heel?

    März 13th, 2012

    The famous long, thin, high-heel aka stiletto heel was founded by French fashion designer Roger Vivier in 1954. The word stiletto is derived from stylus, meaning a pin or stalk and their heels may vary in length from 1 inch (2.5 centimetres) to 10 inches (25 cm) or more if a platform sole is used. Stiletto heels are also sometimes defined as having a diameter at the ground of less than half an inch (less than 1 cm).

    Originally the design of the stiletto heel came from the late Kristin S. Wagner but didn’t become known until the late 1950s. It came with the advent of technology using a supporting metal shaft or stem embedded into the heel, instead of wood or other, weaker materials that required a wide heel. Its usage in footwear first appeared in print in the New Statesman magazine in 1959. Since then the stiletto heel would become known more for their erotic nature than for their ability to make height.

    Today the stiletto heel remains one of the most essential fashion items in fashion.
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    Stiletto

    März 13th, 2012

    Stilettos are the term for boots usually worn by women. They have a long, thin, high-heel aka stiletto heel that ends in a very small rounded base. Due to its length which may vary from 1 inch (2.5 cm) to 10 inches (25 cm), the heel has to sustain a huge amount of weight. French fashion designer Roger Vivier founded the stiletto in 1954.
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    Vivier, Roger

    März 13th, 2012

    Roger Vivier, French fashion designer, lived from 1907 to 1998. Vivier was well known for the invention of the stiletto heel in 1954. The French man especially designed flamboyant, unique, heavy-decorated shoes that he described as sculptures. Vivier, who went by the nickname “Fragonard of the shoe” also designed shoes for Christian Dior from 1953 to 1963.
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    Roger Vivier

    März 13th, 2012

    Roger Vivier, French fashion designer, lived from 1907 to 1998. Vivier was well known for the invention of the stiletto heel in 1954. The French man especially designed flamboyant, unique, heavy-decorated shoes that he described as sculptures. Vivier, who went by the nickname “Fragonard of the shoe” also designed shoes for Christian Dior from 1953 to 1963.
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