L'Atelier Repetto

The origins 1/6
The origins 1/6
In 1947, upon her son Roland Petit’s suggestion, Rose Repetto designed her first ballet shoes in her workshop at 22 rue de la Paix, a stone’s throw from Opera Garnier. Her success was immediate.

In 1956, Brigitte Bardot immortalized the red pair of Cendrillons specially designed for her in « Et Dieu créa la femme », a famous film directed by Roger Vadim. She was an excellent ballerina and confided to Rose Repetto that she wished to wear a pair of shoes in town as comfortable as her soft ballet shoes. The first « stiched and returned » pair was designed in a sensual carmine red. Very feminine as they subtly unveil the beginning of the toes, the first Mythics still embody the incandescent personality of the film star.
The story continues 2/6
The story continues 2/6
In 2011, Atelier Repetto was launched to pursue this valuable mission making the most exceptional wishes come true around the iconic model of the Maison, the Cendrillon. After selecting a colour among the 252 shades of lamb skin for the upper shoe, borders and laces are picked up to create a pair of unique Cendrillons.

From now on, in preview in our boutique at 22, rue de la Paix, new models are available for customisation! Ladies, Sirs, were you secretly dreaming of a unique pair of zizi? From materials to precious or personal details, new sources of inspiration are now available to mix and match.Three kinds of charm will bring their special touch and your initials may be printed inside the shoes to make your own and unique pair of Atelier Repetto shoes.
The craftsmanship 3/6
The craftsmanship 3/6
'Stitch and return' is a hand-made manufacturing process for ballet shoes developed by Rose Repetto, and still the traditional craftsmanship of Maison Repetto to which it is strongly committed. This requires unique skills close to arts and crafts, which are officially taught at the Ecole Repetto in Dordogne since January 2012. The lightness, comfort and flexibility that are unrivalled and much appreciated by dancers, also contribute to the prestige of Repetto’s city shoes.

Ballet shoes, mythical shoes, are always made by our craftsmen in our worshops in Saint Médard d’Excideuil. 15 steps among which the design of the sole, the stitching of the upper shoe, the return and about a hundred manipulations are required to create a Cendrillon.
Customised styles 4/6
Customised styles 4/6
Up to now, only the mythical Cendrillon could be customised. From now on, you can make the gift of the Atelier Repetto creation to your sweetheart.

Camille : 3 cm heels

Zizi for women and men: the iconic Serge Gainsbourg shoes

Michael for women and men: comfortable and elegant loafers launched

Tito: the latest loafer
Novelties 5/6
Novelties 5/6
Charm’s: 3 little jewels will delight the lucky charm collectors

Initials: Initials or a first name can be affixed on the inner sole, the ultimate final touch.

And always, Atelier Repetto’s signature: The discreet golden « R » delicately inlaid into the heel of each shoe is the signature recognised by any connoisseur of Atelier Repetto.
The Atelier Repetto experience 6/6
The Atelier Repetto experience 6/6
Creating a pair of shoes with Atelier Repetto is often an original experiment for many clients. Our experts welcome the clients and walk them through all the stages to reach the best possible result, whether they’re in the mood for an audacious style or a more classic pair.

The shoes will be available starting from €320 and delivered within 3 weeks after the order.

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