Sunday, 17 April 2016

Ferragamo at the Movies 1940

The Thief of Bagdad (1940) is an early British technicolor Arabian Nights fantasy with costumes by Oliver Messel, Marcel Vertes and John Armstrong. It was influential in it's storytelling, first use of blue screens and chroma key process.
The Princess (June Duprez) and Halima (Mary Morris) wear Salvatore Ferragamo shoes which fit perfectly into the grand spectacle.

June Duprez and handmaidens, Glynis Johns was one but I couldn't spot her.

Black and gold wedge.

John Justin and June Duprez in a promo shot

Mary Morris as a handmaiden.

the famous rainbow wedge from 1938.

First posted on Vintage Chic 27 June 2014

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Rayne Spotting 1: Thriller 1975

Carol Lynley (the legs) is harrassed in the Thriller episode; If It's A Man Hang Up, first aired April 1975

Advert Vogue 1975, one of an excellent series with Edward Rayne up before the judge.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Shoe Icons: Andre Perugia's FISH shoe.

Perugia was a French designer who made handmade shoes in the early years of the twentieth century. He designed for several other companies too including I Miller, Givenchy and Charles Joudan. He was also known for making showstoppers, such as the famous heelless red pump of 1937 and 'tributes' to artists including Picasso and Braque.
The Fish shoe is his 1955 homage to Braque, featuring a slender heel and high throated vamp with a cheeky little tail and mouth.

On display at Kunsthal Rotterdam 2014

For more information about this and other fish shoes see The Historialist