Monday, April 08, 2013

Chic Shoes for Cabaret and Everyday



One of the amazing things about Paris is the artists and artisans that still work at highly skilled crafts, like no where else in the world.  I've recently stumbled upon the maison Clairvoy, a handmade shoe workshop that has been making shoes for French theater and cabaret since 1945.   The house was  taken over by new artisans in 2006 ; it still supplies all the cabarets, but it also now makes sur mesure shoes as well.  It takes 6 -8 months [with between 150-200 steps to make each pair!], and you, too, can have your own custom-made shoes.  [Top photo:  shoes for the Moulin Rouge dancers.]

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