The Elusive! The masked outlaw! Fantômas, the infamous villain authored by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain since 1911, inspired many fascinating stories during the Belle Époque in France. The Elusive, whose enigmatic appearances kept Paris in a shroud of mystery. Suddenly, he disappears into an underground maze and secret cellars …and reappears in The Atelier Mesure!
“Fantômas, you mean?”
“ I repeat … Fantômas.”
“What does that mean?”
“Nothing … and everything!”
“But, what is it?”
Nobody … but somebody … “
Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain. The Silent Executioner: Being the Second in the Series of Fantômas Adventures. Morrow, 1987
Fantômas is undoubtedly the most iconic derby of Maison Corthay. The smooth, clean lines of the shoe plus the rich hue of the patinas illustrate the elegance and modern aesthetic of the shoe. Coupled with the sinuous loop from the double-eyelet tabs, this modern classic has all the hallmarks of a dangerous new icon – Maison Corthay’s stylish tribute to the most elegant of all outlaws.