Collection Online
wood, rubber, paper, plastic, leather, metal, silk
12.5 × 23.5 × 7.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, printed in red and black on white: JOHANNA PRESTON / HANDMADE DESIGNER FOOTWEAR
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased 1997
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The mules have a clear lacquered wooden sole with a sway back heel and a pointed toe section. The uppers are peep toe with an exaggerated tab and consist of a printed colour paper reproduction detail of 'Les baigneuses' 1756-72 by Jean Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) from The Louvre, which is covered in plastic. This is finished with decorative stitching along the edge and central seam with pale green silk thread. The uppers are fixed to the wooden sole with a row of metal studs and a layer of rubber finishes the sole and heel. There is a partial insole in natural coloured leather which is padded and finished with a pinked edge. Label: Printed red and black on white [JOHANNA PRESTON/HANDMADE DESIGNER FOOTWEAR]