Bata Shoe Museum:  Manchu platforms19th centuryChinaThe Bata Shoe Museum. Manchu women were forbidden by law to have their feet bound, as was the custom among Han Chinese women. In order to mimic the desirable “lotus gait” of the Han women, Manchu women added high platforms to their shoes that stilted their gait. This pair is beautifully embroidered with a peony motif.

Manchu platforms century China The Bata Shoe Museum: “ Manchu women were forbidden by law to have their feet bound, as was the custom among Han Chinese women. In order to mimic the desirable.

Starburst flapper shoe was designed in 1922-25 by Dutch shoe designer,  Th. J de Bont

Starburst shoe, made by Th. de Bont, Dutch, the early the term 'flapper' had come to describe young women who floute.

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These extremely well preserved high-heeled shoes date to the early The heels are made of bevel-carved wood covered in deep red Moroccan leather while the uppers feature brightly coloured embroidery on luxurious silk.

Ok Anne, tell me did Roger escape too? Roger Vivier for German tannery Heyl‐Libenau, French, 1934    This sample shoe was designed by Roger Vivier for the German tannery Heyl‐Libenau in 1934 and offers insight into the designer's earliest work. Vivier's lifelong affinity for asymmetry is also evident in these early prototypes.

Exhibit Uncovers The History Of The Stiletto

stingray shoes, roger vivier for german tannery heyl‐libenau 1934

Fashionable Shoes of the 18th and 19th Centuries and How They Were ...

Fashionable Shoes of the 18th and 19th Centuries and How They Were Made

Embroidered black silk shoes  English, 1780-1785 from the Bata Shoe Museum

Embroidered black silk shoes English, - The Bata Shoe Museum

Charlie Brown & Peanuts Gang Star In New Bata Shoe Capsule Line

Charlie Brown & Peanuts Gang Star In New Bata Shoe Capsule Line

In the 16th century, upper-class Venetian women would have worn elegant chopines like this pair of velvet-covered shoes, which were explicitly designed as luxurious fashion (circa 1580-1620). Courtesy the Bata Shoe Museum.

International Velvet

Velvet covered wooden platforms ornamented with silver lace and silk tassel Italian Copyright of Bata Shoe Museum Toronto, Canada

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Art Deco shoe English, c. 1925, The stark contrast between light and dark was exploited by many Art Deco designers, artists, and architects in the 1920s and this pair of shoes exemplifies this aesthetic.

From Ancient Egypt to Manolo Blahnik, a Look Inside the World’s Greatest Shoe Museum

Art Deco shoe, English, c. stark contrast between light and dark was exploited by many Art Deco designers, artists, and architects in the This pair of shoes exemplifies this aesthetic.

Until the Enlightenment, heels were a status symbol for men (Picture: Bata Shoe Museum)

Did you know high heeled shoes were originally meant for men?

Until the Enlightenment, heels were a status symbol for men (Picture: Bata Shoe Museum)

Vintage satin Roger Vivier heels and pullovers at the Bata Shoe Museum.

Bata Shoe Museum - hope they do another exhibit of Roger Vivier soon!

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