Oh, to be a belle du jour. Catherine Deneuve became one in the classic 1967 French film of the same name, posing as an elegant and bored housewife. Of course, she owed her inimitable style to the talents of legendary shoemaker Roger Vivier, who fashioned a pair of his famous shoes - under the YSL label - for her character. They proved so popular, 120,000 pairs were sold worldwide. Four decades later, Vivier's tradition lives on and is making its way to Asia. The eponymous brand opens its first boutique outside of Paris in Hong Kong late next month, stocking a selection of exquisite shoes that have been spotted on celebrities ranging from Shu Qi to Nicole Kidman in recent months. Tai-tais can now relive Deneuve's infamous role by buying their own pair of Belle Vivier shoes (right; prices start from $3,600), with their elegant toe and shiny buckle. The boutique will open at The Landmark, Central.