Collection Online
silk, leather, glass button
(a-b) 13.0 × 7.6 × 25.0 cm (each)
Place/s of Execution
(a-b) embossed in gold ink on black leather insole: V.F. / DÉPOSÉE / GUARENTEED HAND SEWN
embossed in gold ink on black leather insole: Ledgards / 335. OXFORD ST W. / 2 DOORS FROM BOND ST / MADE IN BELGIUM
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss Nina Bagot, 1972
Gallery location
Not on display
Shortened skirts focussed attention on footwear. Shoes, which had previously been hidden under long skirts, took on a new visibility in the Art Deco period. Fashioned from luxurious textiles, accents of silver and gold were added to reflect the light, while the cross-bar strap allowed maximum comfort and mobility. This style of shoe continued into the 1930s with variation introduced through differing motifs, textiles or surface patterns.
—text from Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion (Jan 1970)