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Slippers

Date:
1895–1905
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Charles G. Page, 1941
Accession Number:
2009.300.1429a, b
Not on view
The airy, ultra feminine style of Edwardian fashion found no better environment for its full expression than the bedroom and boudoir. This pair of dainty slippers features skillfully wrought and subtly hued pastel ribbonwork embroidery, nicely complimented by three-dimensional flowers at the throat. A flirtatious note is added by the curvaceous Louis heel and the flesh-baring d'Orsay cut, which was originally popularized as a men’s style by French amateur artist and dandy Alfred Guillaume Gabriel, Count d'Orsay (1801–1852).
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