SHOES...18th century in vogue again!

While most of us like to fawn over pictures of period fashion from a time gone by, I admire those who do more that just gaze at these costumes but take the time to create new incarnations of the beautiful styles found in various eras. One site that I stumbled upon, American Duchess, has wonderful posts covering historical costuming from the 16th to the 20th century and shares tips on creating outfits as well as offering items for sale. I couldn't believe when I saw these delightful 18th century shoes, that there was actually an image of their protoype since they are in fact being designed for manufacture and will be available for sale in the near future!


"Drawing provided to the manufacturer, based on 1770s styles"
(Read more here)

Lauren has more details on these shoes including the style and sizes available, and is currently running a poll to determine a name for them that is apropos!

And...the upper material will be dyable silk, which means the ability to match your shoes to your various gowns! Now to find the right gown!

Great design Lauren! Thanks for sharing!

4 comments:

  1. Hey! Kelly Framel of www.theglamourai.com has shoes by prada that remind me so much of these one and I sure do hope they come back into style soon!

    here's the link to see the shoes!
    http://www.theglamourai.com/2011/01/so-suit-me.html

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  2. Thank you for the profile! I appreciate it! Camille, those Prada shoes are awesome. I love how designers are inspired by the past :-)

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  3. i noticed these shoes a while ago, and now they are on sale, less than half price! http://www.office.co.uk/womens/office/duke_of_york/30/9336/24502/1?fs=9336

    in the shop they had black too but i cant see that on the site.

    i love that a high street shop has something so historical, but there probably wasn't too much interest hence the reduction :(

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  4. Katarina, thanks for that link. I think that if all the costume period fans got together that historical shoes will find a willing home!

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