About the Brand
In 1947, Rose Repetto created for her son Roland Petit, a young dancer, his first shoes. A good seamstress, she creates revolutionary tips to leather soles stitched on the back. A shoe that came to give great comfort to dancers. In 1959, Rose Repetto opened her first boutique at 22 rue de la Paix in Paris and attracted many dancers such as Maurice Béjart, Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Carolyn Carlson, the Kirov or the Folies Bergeres troops. In 1967, the production expanded into Dordogne where ballerinas are still born. The brand, firstly a dance specialist, becomes renowned from the 50s for his "Cinderella" ballerinas, created for Brigitte Bardot and immortalized in "And God Created Woman." In the 70s, Serge Gainsbourg and Mick Jagger praise the white lace Zizi created for the dancer Zizi Jeanmaire. Rose Repetto dies in 1984. In 1999, Jean-Marc Gaucher took over the reins of the Repetto fashion house with the ambition to infuse new dynamism. Repetto worked with Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto in 2002 and Comme des Garçons in 2004. Repetto is now positioned in the manufacture of shoes and became a staple of the urban chic ballerina. After the international success of the shoes, in 2011 Repetto developed a line of leather goods, and in the years following created a collection of ready-to-wear and perfume.
Rose Repetto was born in Milan in 1907 and created the Repetto brand in 1947 in Paris. Working in a bistro, she abandoned her job to open her workshop near the Opéra in Paris. Her dance shoes expertise guarantees comfort and exceptional quality. Avant-garde, the brand has always mingled with the excellence of tradition and innovation, offering up to date models with the ablity to cross the decades. The legacy of its ancestral expertise has made it a timeless, feminine and prestigious reference worn by women. The creation is nowadays assured by a stylists.
Spring-Summer 2017 Collection
"The famous Repetto celebrates the mischievous and rebellious ballerina in a line called ""Detroit"". In a transgressive spirit, the models are high-pitched with couture details: sharp studs, ostrich feathers and leather intersections. The legendary ballerinas, brogues and T-strap models are available in a wide range of fresh and bright colors. This Spring-Summer 2016 also saw the birth of a new bag, Arabesque, with simple, elegant lines, designed with a lace bow. "