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Medium
leather, wood, rubber, Velcro
Measurements
(a-b) 27.0 × 9.8 × 11.0 cm (each)
Place/s of Execution
Belgium
Inscription
(a) label, inside centre inner sole, woven in black on silver acetate: DIRK BIKKEMBERGS
(b) label, inside centre inner sole, woven in black on silver acetate: DIRK BIKKEMBERGS
Accession Number
1996.185.a-b
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1996
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The loafers have red leather uppers combining a rounded bullnose toe, with an extended tab over the instep. The throat of the loafer has an elastic insert, which fastens to the underside of the tab with a strip of red Velcro attached, with a thread visible on the uppers. The lower rubber sole is followed by a wooden wedged half-sole and a four-level stacked leather section, all of which are overpainted with the same red as the uppers. The insole and lining are of a light brown leather, with a woven label.