Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.



  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1930-1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ferragamo, Salvatore, born 1898 - died 1960 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Antelope suede

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Wanda Ferragamo

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Black antelope suede lace-up shoe with a prow-shaped toe. The shoelaces have small tassels on the ends. The heel is very high. It is mounted on a clear perspex shoe tree.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


1930-1935 (made)


Ferragamo, Salvatore, born 1898 - died 1960 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Antelope suede


Height: 152 mm, Width: 69 mm, Length: 199 mm

Object history note

Registered File number 1988/276.

Descriptive line

Antelope suede lace-up shoe with a prow-shaped toe, designed by Salvatore Ferragamo, Italy, 1930-1935

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

p.59, no.12
Salvatore Ferragamo: The Art of the Shoe 1927-1960. London : Victoria & Albert Museum, 1987

Labels and date

Black suede shoe
Salvatore Ferragamo, Italy, 1930 - 1935
Museum number: T.86-1988
Given by Wanda Ferragamo [2007]

Production Note

Was recorded as 1948, but documented design of early 1930s.

Attribution note: Solitary shoe, probably intended as a designer's sample.


Suede; Leather


Fashion; Footwear; Accessories; Women's clothes

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.