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Pair of evening shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Paris, France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1961 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Roger Vivier (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin, diamant?? buckle, lined with leather

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Princess Stanislaus Radziwill

  • Museum number:

    T.450&A-1974

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, room 40, case X15, shelf MIDDLE ROW

  • Image in copyright

Physical description

Black silk satin pumps, square cut in the front with a chisel toe, trimmed with large square diamant?? buckle. The false prong of the buckle is metal and appears through an eyelet hole slightly to one side of the centre. There is a medium kitten heel covered with black satin.

The shoes are lined with grey leather.

Place of Origin

Paris, France (made)

Date

ca. 1961 (made)

Artist/maker

Roger Vivier (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk satin, diamant?? buckle, lined with leather

Marks and inscriptions

On the inner sole is printed in gold 'Roger Vivier PARIS'
Round the heel is printed in gold 'sur mesure'

Dimensions

Height: 11 cm, Width: 8 cm, Length: 26 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of satin evening shoes, designed by Roger Vivier, Paris, ca. 1961.

Exhibition History

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain (Gallery 40 13/06/2015-31/01/2016)
Fashion: an anthology by Cecil Beaton (Victoria and Albert Museum 01/01/1972-31/12/1972)

Associated names

Cecil Beaton

Materials

Metal; Silk satin; Diamante

Techniques

Shoe-making

Categories

Clothing; Footwear; Fashion; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection code

T&F

Qr_O138246
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