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Evening pumps

Department Store:
Samo
Date:
ca. 1968
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
silk, metal, glass
Dimensions:
4 3/4 x 10 in. (12.1 x 25.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Dasha Epstein in memory of her mother Mimi Leviton Amsterdam, 1978
Accession Number:
2009.300.3366a, b
Not on view
Jeweled heels were an important fashion trend in the later 1920s, and reappeared occasionally thereafter. The Italian shoemaker Samo seems to have made rather a specialty of the style when it returned to fashion in the later 1960s. Much like the high-fashion evening dresses of the period, the tendency was to use a contrast of plain fabrics and bursts of robust trim or pattern.
Marking: Stamped: "Samo/Roma/Via Veneto"
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