Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Repetto, A Very Good Company








Chanel, Lanvin, Delman, London Sole, Prada: they've all done them. But then there's Repetto. Brigitte Bardot asked Madame Rose Repetto in the fifties to make a flat based on the classic ballet slipper. My own Repetto black satin toe shoes are as supple now as when I last put them on when I was sixteen. The satin ribbons are not frayed, still soft and beautiful.

Issey Miyake, Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto have collaborated with the house. There's something very special here. This selection is from their website, link here. There is great value here as is often the way it is with very fine houses. And I love these ... so relevant and perfect today, whatever today it will be.

2 comments:

  1. I just can't get into flats. They make me feel too stumpy!

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  2. awww...i love love Repetto...gonna make a post sometimes soon about them, but Bloch is great to for classic Ballet shoes! lovely!

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