Marie believes that modern women should not have to compromise. Shoes should not be a matter of comfort or style.
Marie Laffont is a French designer and Parisian native whose hometown, with its teeming cultural diversity and unique dichotomy of old world glamour and modern cool, informs both her artistic vision and approach to life. With a background in haute couture and fine art, Marie Laffont’s education is one rooted in creativity. After studying at university under the renowned Pierre Hardy, she went on to work for fashion powerhouses Christian Louboutin and Sonia Rykiel. It was whilst working as a designer that she further delved into visual art and began producing pieces of her own; working across various mediums including sculpture, photography and painting, her work often evinced her interest in both worlds. Shoes, most notably, became a recurring theme, as for Marie, they lend themselves to her artistic and personal philosophy of presence and engagement. Shoes, like art, can transport the viewer or wearer, both physically and figuratively. Marie Laffont believes that modern women should not have to compromise, shoes should not be a matter of comfort or style.
Marie Laffont will donate 10% of all retail sales on marielaffont.com to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® whose mission is to advance the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrf.org
Marie Laffont's shoes are made by Italian artisans using age-old techniques that are rooted in regionally specific traditions. Created by hand, demonstrating unique craftsmanship and supporting one-of-a-kind pieces in a world of homogenized mass production. Marie Laffont uses the highest quality materials and best expert artisans from the industry, taking extraordinary pride in supporting craftsmanship in a time of high consumption and globalization.
The Studs + SOLE
Patented studs made by hand on large grain to recall a couture elegance. Recycled soles.
100% recyclable boxes made out of recycled paper.