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Shoes

Department Store:
Vincenzina
Date:
1955
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
leather
Dimensions:
2 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (6.4 x 24.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Charline Osgood, 1960
Accession Number:
2009.300.3801a, b
Not on view
The Osgood collection comprises 179 objects, chiefly fashionable Italian-made women's shoes dating from the years 1954 to 1958. The shoes were collected by Charline Osgood, Director of the Kid Leather Guild, a trade organization of American kid leather manufacturers. Highlighting the use of kid leather in footwear, the collection provides a fascinating and enticing view of high-style European shoe design from the period, representing many of the finest and most inventive Italian makers.
This pair of flats shows the current trend in resort wear for black suede paired with pastel kid trim. The shoes were also produced with alternate trim colors of white, pale pink, beige, and pale yellow.
Marking: Label: "Vincenzina/Via della Croce 60/Via Magna Grica 99/Roma"
Adhesive label: "1/2 Pair"
Inscribed: "Kid Lea Giuld/11-7-55 Rosenthal"
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