About our Designers
The history of Repetto comes from a small family affair. In 1947, Rose Repetto created ballet slippers, at the request of her son Roland Petit, a young dancer, who was coming back from his ballet course, really hurt, often exhausted and sometimes blushed with streams of blood at his feet. Good seamstress, she decided to design a shoe that would allow greater ease in the practice of this sport, thanks to its technique of "sewn-back" (the leather sole is sewn upside down before being returned).
In 1956, the Cinderella ballerina, more urban and contemporary, was born under the leadership of Brigitte Bardot, who requested them. Thereafter, the shops are multiplying and international success is there.
It's in Dordogne, France, that the brand puts its production of ballerinas.
In the 70s, Serge Gainsbourg falls under the spell of Zizi, model that Rose Repetto created for her stepdaughter Zizi Jeanmaire, and became a brand ambassador.
In 1999, after the death of Rose, the house has a new life and is revitalized by new models and partnership until in 2007, when Maison Repetto celebrates its 60 years and created the foundation dance for Life. Its purpose is to support the world of dance schools promoting the reintegration of children in distress through artistic expression.
Since, Repetto has diversified offering now the ready-to-wear and leather goods, always adapted to urban and active lives.
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