Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Orme and R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Caroline Schermerhorn Astor Wilson, 1949
Not on view
The 1920s were a particularly fertile period for innovative footwear designs, as shoes has become more visible that ever before. This pair of top quality French pumps features an elegant and unusual design with a non-functional closure effect on the side. The extraordinary attention to detail is particularly evident in the exquisite Art Deco buckle. These shoes are believed to have been made for Caroline Schermerhorn Astor Wilson (1861-1948), the youngest daughter of “the Mrs. Astor" who ruled New York society during the Gilded Age.
Marking: Stamped: "Costa/Paris/Rue St. Honore 277"