Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Dasha Epstein in memory of her mother Mimi Leviton Amsterdam, 1978
Not on view
Jeweled heels were an important fashion trend in the later 1920s, and reappeared occasionally thereafter. The Italian shoemaker Samo seems to have made rather a specialty of the style when it returned to fashion in the later 1960s. Much like the high-fashion evening dresses of the period, the tendency was to use a contrast of plain fabrics and bursts of robust trim or pattern.
Marking: Stamped: "Samo/Roma/Via Veneto"
Brooklyn Museum. "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe," September 10, 2014–February 15, 2015.
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe," May 30, 2015–August 9, 2015.
Palm Springs Art Museum. "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe," September 4, 2015–December 13, 2015.