Like any fashion, shoe styles come back, something that was evident at a recent vintage couture exhibition at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco. I blogged about the dresses, HERE, but the beautiful vintage shoes were just as swoonable. I coveted the pair in the image above–I love the pleats and the platform and wish I had a pair.
While I haven’t seen heels like this on the street, similarly styled shoes have appeared on runways in recent years. I’m not sure I’d wear these shoes, but they’re a real work of art. They’re probably comfortable, as the toe box isn’t that narrow and the sole sits on a platform.
Love the color and pattern on this formal footwear. This is a pair I’d wear if it had fewer front foldovers–the set of three and the back of the heel make them look too elfin. But definitely a statement for a formal evening event.
These look like they are displayed wrong–the left looks like it’s the right and vice versa. But they are delightful. Here is a closer view:
Of course, this next bejeweled pair just scream late 1950s early 1960s. I love them, don’t you?
Which reminds me: I’ve been watching the new TV show, The Astronaut Wives Club. The show’s real stars are the fashions–the colors, the styles, all of it. It’s not a bad show at all, but the way they’ve handled the visual impact of the era is remarkable.
I love couture exhibitions, don’t you? Got a favorite of the shoes above? Or a reaction to the styles?