Art/ Collection/ Art Object


Jerry Edouard
Department Store:
ca. 1975
leather, cotton
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Mortimer J. Solomon, 1978
Accession Number:
2009.300.1610a, b
Not on view
The boot, which had slipped out of fashion in the 1920s, returned as an important fashion style in the early 1960s. While the new versions initially had a modernistic feeling (as the go-go boot and the Courregès boot), by the late 1960s, the bohemian influence on fashion was generating frankly historicizing and "ethnic" effects. Proclaiming affinity with their historical predecessors, high laced boots became known as "granny boots". This pair of boots demonstrates both qualities, with its traditional cut and lively "folk" type embroidery.
Marking: Stamped: "From the Greek Workshops of Jerry Edouard"
Stamped: "Forecast/Kaufmann's/Pittsburgh/Made in Greece"
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