Since 1947, Repetto has been making dance shoes of the highest quality. Rose Repetto was guided by the needs of her son, dancer and choreographer at the Opéra de Paris, Roland Petit. In 1956, Brigitte Bardot asked for a street shoe that would look like a ballet slipper to wear during the film Et dieu créa la femme (And God created woman), and the Cendrillon (Cinderella) ballet flat was born.
After that, the company added heels, boots, and bags to the line. The famous shoes are all made in France in St Médard d’Excideuil, in the Dordogne. Over the years, Repetto has engaged in creative partnerships with designers as diverse as Comme des Garçons, Issey Miyake, Karl Lagerfeld, and Yohji Yamamoto. Now, Repetto enthusiasts can even create personalized shoes by choosing from 252 different shades of lambskin and combining them with different trimmings and laces. Just last year, they introduced dance-inspired ready-to-wear that evokes the grace of a classical ballerina.
- Repetto: the classic Parisian shoe (noworriesparis.com)
- Oh, my ballerines (barbaradellarovere.wordpress.com)
- Red patent ballet flats (workchic.com)