Roger Henri Vivier was a French fashion designer who specialized in shoes. His best creation was the Stiletto heel. Vivier has been called the "Fragonard of the shoe" and his shoes "the Fabergé of Footwear" by numbers of critics. He designed extravagant richly-decorated shoes that he described as sculptures. He is credited with the design of the first stiletto heel in 1954. Stiletto heels, the very thin high heel. Vivier designed shoes for Christian Dior 1953-1963.