Robert Clergerie for Opening Ceremony
The lion of French luxury footwear, Robert Clergerie (recently in the press after Michelle Obama went bananas for a pair of his black leather cuissards) and New York fashion mavens Opening Ceremony have just signed off on an exquisite summer range of rope sole platform oxfords, in fabrics featured in the Spring/Summer 2010 Opening Ceremony collection. The shoes were made at the famed Joseph Fenestrier shoe factory in the French footwear capital of Romans, France. Built in 1895, his factory is an integral part of shoemaking in France, (after working under iconic footwear designer Charles Jourdan, Robert Clergerie expanded on his own and purchased the workshop in 1978). You can buy the shoes for 460$ on Opening Ceremony’s e-shop.