The Mysterious Papillon Avignon
When I found this pretty photo of the Dutch pointe shoe Papillon Avignon I was intrigued.
LePapillon of Holland is a very interesting company. The company is Based in Amsterdam, Holland, but have given themselves a very French name.
The website offers a choice between the English and Dutch languages. Never have I seen a photo of any Papillon pointe shoes other than this photo and the photos on their website. This is what makes a pointe shoe brand so intriguing to me. You know the company exists, but there is so little information available about them.
Looking through the LePapillon website I noticed 5 different pointe shoe models, the 1100, Paris, Milan, Madrid, and London. The Avignon is nowhere to be found. I have made an inquiry to LePapillon about the Avignon model.
When (or if) I receive more information about the Avignon model, I will update this post. For now, the Papillon Avignon will remain a mystery indeed.
* 2/11/11 Update: LePapillon returned my inquiry today. They no longer carry the Avignon. It has been discontinued.