An auction of shoes designed by the late Roger Vivier has generated proceeds of more than €600,000. Diego Della Valle, major shareholder of Tod's and licensee of the Roger Vivier brand, reportedly bought more than 100 styles, but he is considering legating that to the Shoe Museum of Romans, which exhibited them before. Shoes created by Vivier for Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Soraya and John Lennon were among the items auctioned off. The highest bid was obtained for a dress shoe, which sold for €19,750. The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, Raymond Massaro, the French Shoe Industry Federation, Nazim Mustafaev of Mosshoes and private collectors were among the bidders and the spectators at the auction.