Department Store Mori
Not on view
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.
The soft construction and gathered detailing of these shoes made them ideal for kid leather construction. Osgood suggested that the design could be adapted for the American market both as a flat and with a 14/8 or 21 24/8 heel.
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