Attributed to Claire McCardell American
Manufacturer Capezio Inc. American
Not on view
To compliment her casual and comfortable garments, designer Claire McCardell collaborated with Capezio to adapt their soft ballet slippers to streetwear. McCardell went on to design a series of shoes with Capezio. This pair of flats is recorded as having been inspired by a pair of shoes dating from 1800-1810 in the Brooklyn Museum's Design Lab, of which McCardell was a member. While it is not certain if McCardell herself designed these shoes, the style is very much in line with her work for the company.
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