René Mancini Heritage.
René Mancini was an Italian born shoe designer and he opened a boutique in Paris, France in 1936. The discovery of Mancini actually happened rather strangely. The mother of Haute Couture designer, Pierre Balmain, was the first to recognize Mancini's talent and recommended her son Pierre to begin working with the Italian shoe designer. Pierre Balmain would design the couture collection with René Mancini. Mancini's designs were a perfect complement for La Maison de Balmain. Soon other couture houses such as Givenchy, Balenciaga and Coco Chanel all sought the quality of Mancini's creativity and design expertise.