Enchanting, fragile and impractical, French shoes of the early 1900s, intended for the ballroom or boudoir, were luxuriously created in....
Enchanting, fragile and impractical, French shoes of the early 1900s, intended for the ballroom or boudoir, were luxuriously created in silk or satin. The fabric covered a gracefully contoured leather body and was often embroidered to match a gown. Intricate hand beading, embroidery and applique often helped to preserve the slipper as it disintegrated from wear. I designed this shoe based on early examples, using the same proportions and Spanish heel so popular in 20th century styles. The Parisian Silk Shoe is enameled in soft aqua blue and features a vamp 'embroidered' in raised morning glory vines, leaves and flowers. 2-2.25" x 3/4" x 1.25"
Each of the shoes in my History of Shoes collection is a three-dimensional, finely sculptured miniature, entirely manufactured in our Los Angeles studio..Note the photo with the coin to show size and scale. Cast in jewelry metal and ornamented in enamels and fine crystal, they are vehicles of imagination and escape like the shoes in fairy tales. You will receive one shoe nestled inside a box suitable for gifting.
We are also offering the shoe stand which I designed after the ones at Wanamaker's department store in New York circa 1915. The store, at 9th and Broadway was called 'the shoppers paradise' and its shoe department was a large part of the magic.
Enjoy learning more about 1920s Art Deco style on our blog...Shelley talks 1920s jewelry and design, click here: Art Deco: Angles and curves traveling at the speed of life
For the highlights of Art Deco fashion, click here: Fashionable Flapper: Almost a 100 years later and still the bee's knees