Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Evening pumps

leather, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Brooklyn Museum Collection
Accession Number:
2009.300.1638a, b
Not on view
The basic pump form is energized in this pair of evening shoes from 1900 by its execution in an extremely flamboyant material, just coming into style at this period. The use of metallic leathers for footwear (aside from bronze) was quite uncommon before 1900, and was not widespread until the 1920s. The simple trim of two gold lamé ribbon bowknots adds a sense of finish, but one which is complimentary in its restraint.
Marking: Stamped: "?/Maker/New York"
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