Roger Vivier, a French born designer, trained early on with Elsa Schiapparelli before going on to be the chief artist behind the shoes for the House of Dior. Credited with inventing the stiletto heel in the 1950s, he also came up with other iconic shoe styles, including the comma heel. Shoes! These shoes, from the 1950s and 60s, are all on the website for the Met, pics link a huge selection of pretties..
The Bata Shoe Museum is also featuring a retrospective right now, details here. Enjoy!