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Pair of boots

Pair of boots

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Berardi, Antonio, born 1968 (designed for)
    Blahnik, Manolo, born 1942 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Antonio Berardi

  • Museum number:

    T.25:4, 5-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of green leather boots with high heels and a back zip.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1996 (made)


Berardi, Antonio, born 1968 (designed for)
Blahnik, Manolo, born 1942 (designer)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 48.5 cm, Width: 7.8 cm, Length: 25 cm

Object history note

Part of a tweed outfit T.25:1 to 5-1997.

Descriptive line

Pair of green leather boots, designed by Manolo Blahnik for Antonio Berardi, Great Britain, AW 1996-97

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De La Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997.

Labels and date

The designer's intention was 'to represent the quintessential image of the English Rose as seen through the eyes of an immigrant'. Historical references are used imaginatively: the extended sleeves, which are open down the front seam, derive from the 16th-century long gowns and the pleated vents recall elements of the 18th-century mens coats. The pencil-slim skirt refers to the styles of the late 1940s and 50s. The tweed was specially commissioned from the South of Scotland Home Weavers. [1997]


Women's clothes; Fashion; Footwear; Accessories; Leather; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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