1700-1990 The History of Footwear
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Satin damask flapper shoes, 1920s
The shorter skirts of the 1920s focused attention on the exposed ankle and foot. During this prodigal period, the demand for luxury shoes was met by an explosion of surface decoration and color.
Rich metallic brocades with gold kid accents met that demand. Opulent design appealed to the appetite for expensive, extravagant accessories. The shoes are an elegant reminder of the high style glamour of the 1920s.
The shoes are covered with rich red satin damask (Chinese-style). The placement of a butterfly on each toe is a whimsical delight. The shoes have shapely Louis heels and straps that close with mother-of-pearl buttons. They are labeled "T.M. Seabury Co./214 Thames Street/Newport, R.I." They are lined with ivory kid and have leather soles.
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