Vintage Shoes: Collecting and Wearing Twentieth-Century Designer Footwear

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Decade by decade, the lavishly illustrated "Vintage Shoes" recounts over 100 years of shoe history, from Andre Perugia's designs for society women in the 1920s to the red-soled shoes from Christian Louboutin favoured by celebrities today. Accompanied by archive images, stunning fashion photography and specially commissioned photographs of rare period footwear, the most collectible and fabulous footwear designs are showcased. An invaluable reference as well as a visual delight of times past, the book explores the key designers, technical developments and cultural influences that shaped shoe fashions, revealing exquisite and groundbreaking work from such luminaries as Salvatore Ferragamo, Charles Jourdan, Roger Vivier, Beth Levine, Vivienne Westwood and Manolo Blahnik.

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Caroline Cox, professor of cultural history at the University of the Arts, London, is a leading fashion authority whose work explores the relationship between fashion, beauty and culture. Her books include Lingerie: A Lexicon of Style (2000), Stiletto (2004), Seduction (2006) and Hair and Fashion (2005), which had an accompanying catwalk show at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Caroline lives in London, England.

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