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Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lilley & Skinner (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted kid, lined with kid, machine-stitched

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss K. M. Dunbar

  • Museum number:

    T.125&A-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA9 []

This pair of ladies' evening shoes, in gold kid, is painted and lined with grey kid. It is labelled 'Hand made expressly in Belgium for Lilley & Skinner Ltd., London', and painted with a pattern of multi-coloured sprigs.
The 1920s produced the most exciting shoes of the century, with tremendous variety in cut, colour and ornamentation. Most shoes were high-heeled, even for dancing, necessitating straps over the instep. Bright colour mixes reached a peak by 1925.

Physical description

Pair of woman's evening shoes of painted gold kid, and lined with grey kid. Labelled 'Hand made expressly in Belgium for Lilley & Skinner Ltd., London'. Painted with a pattern of multi-coloured sprigs. Rounded toe, button ankle-strap and a medium high heel. Machine-stitched.

Place of Origin

Belgium (made)

Date

ca. 1925 (made)

Artist/maker

Lilley & Skinner (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Painted kid, lined with kid, machine-stitched

Marks and inscriptions

'Hand made expressly in Belgium for Lilley & Skinner Ltd., London'
Stamped in gold in the inside step

Dimensions

Length: 9.75 in each

Object history note

Painted with a pattern of multi-coloured sprigs.

Descriptive line

Pair of woman's evening shoes of painted kid, made in Belgium for Lilley & Skinner, London, ca. 1925

Labels and date

Painted gold kid evening shoe
Made in Belgium for Lilley & Skinner Ltd, London, about 1925
Museum number: T.125-1962
Given by Miss K.M. Dunbar [2007]

Subjects depicted

Floral pattern

Categories

Footwear; Formal wear; Fashion; Women's clothes; Textiles; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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