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Pumps

Designer:
Zecchi
Date:
1954–58
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
leather, silk
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:
2009.300.3807
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 attractive design highlights two contemporary Italian trends: low, scooped out quarters and the positioning of the high heel well under the foot. The rich color and quality of the suede is played off nicely against the crepe trim.
Marking: Stamped: "Zecchi/Milano/Venizia"
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