Women’s shoes (Ballerinas)


Established 1947

Founded in 1947 by Rose Repetto, Pepetto provides ballet shoes for the National Opera of Paris and many other well-known French ballet companies. Rose Repetto created her first ballet shoes for her son in 1947 and soon thereafter opened up her first workshop near the National Opera of Paris. It becomes the place frequented by the world’s prima ballerinas. Bejart, Noureev, Barychnikov, Carolyn Carlson, the Kirov at the ‘Folies Bergères’, all are supplied with their dancing shoes and garments by Repetto.

The company gained fame from creating the ‘Cendrillon’ ballerina flat for French ballet dancer and actress Brigitte Bardot’s 1956 film Et Dieu créa la femme. For Brigitte Bardot, these iconic ballerina’s will always be a part of her success. Nowadays, the pointe shoes and ballerinas are still made in the factory in Saint Medard d’Excideuil in Dordogne, using the famous ‘stitch and return’ method with the highest skill.

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Porselli, established 1919.
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© Repetto, Paris, France

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