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Zecchi

Date:
1954–58
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
leather, silk
Dimensions:
5 x 9 in. (12.7 x 22.9 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:
2009.300.3807
  • Description

    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.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: Stamped: "Zecchi/Milano/Venizia"

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    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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