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Whose Blue Satin Shoes would you choose? Manolo vs Vivier

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I was about to cast this post in a “Copycat or Coincidence” category, but then backed out at the last minute. These are obviously two distinctly different shoes: the shapes are original to both, as are the upper construction, heel form & shoe type.

But then I ask: why would Roger Vivier's team design a Spring 2012 royal blue satin heel with a square diamante buckle, when Manolo Blahnik‘s iconic version (of Sex & the City fame nonetheless!) is still in production? I really don't have the answer to this. It's as if the people at Vivier asked their designers to create a shoe “like” Manolo‘s, but to “change it enough” to become somewhat original to their brand.

Copycat or not, I think that Vivier‘s design, even though reminiscent of the Blahnik stiletto, is an amazing update to the latter & possibly “original”.


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Sunday 4th of March 2012

Staying with the original Manolo.


Friday 9th of March 2012

The original seems to take the cake on this showdown!