Research – shoes

French shoes, ca. 1922. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
French shoes, ca. 1922. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This pictorial shoe research was conducted to inform the height of the 3D avatars (‘bodies’) that will wear the digital visualisations. It aimed to identify what kind of shoes were worn with the chosen dresses, looking at both photographs of models/clients wearing our designers’ creations (not necessarily the chosen ones) and contemporary shoes in the online databases of the Victoria & Albert Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The selected shoes range from 3 years prior to 3 years post the creation date of our chosen dresses. For instance, the Charles James dress dates 1945, so we looked at shoes ranging from 1942 to 1948. This allowance reflected the slower changes in footwear styles, mostly in the early 20th century.

Vionnet, 1921

Archive photograph from the registration album, 1921. Photothèque, fonds Union Française des Arts du Costume, gift Madeleine Vionnet
Archive photograph from the registration album, 1921. Photothèque, fonds Union Française des Arts du Costume, gift Madeleine Vionnet
Archive photograph from the registration album, 1921. Photothèque, fonds Union Française des Arts du Costume, gift Madeleine Vionnet
Archive photograph from the registration album, 1921. Photothèque, fonds Union Française des Arts du Costume, gift Madeleine Vionnet
Shoes by Wanamaker's, 1920. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Wanamaker’s, 1920. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Wanamaker's, 1920. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Wanamaker’s, 1920. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American shoes, ca. 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American shoes, ca. 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American shoes, ca. 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American shoes, ca. 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Nancy Haggerty, 1922-24. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Nancy Haggerty, 1922-24. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Nancy Haggerty, 1922-24. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Nancy Haggerty, 1922-24. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by I. Miller, 1922-1925. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by I. Miller, 1922-1925. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by I. Miller, 1922-1925. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by I. Miller, 1922-1925. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Bob, Inc., N.Y., 1921-25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Bob, Inc., N.Y., 1921-25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Bob, Inc., N.Y., 1921-25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Bob, Inc., N.Y., 1921-25. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Hook, Knowles & Co, 1920s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Hook, Knowles & Co, 1920s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Hook, Knowles & Co, 1920s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Hook, Knowles & Co, 1920s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Italian shoes, 1920s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Italian shoes, 1920s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Charles James, 1945

Evening gown by Charles James for the 12th annual City American Fashion critics, modelled by Hope Bryce, 8 October 1954. © Bettmann / Getty Images
Evening gown by Charles James for the 12th annual City American Fashion critics, modelled by Hope Bryce, 8 October 1954. © Bettmann / Getty Images
American shoes, 1948. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American shoes, 1948. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Netch and Frater, ca. 1947. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Netch and Frater, ca. 1947. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Netch and Frater, ca. 1947. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Netch and Frater, ca. 1947. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Pandora Xclusive, 1946-47. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Pandora Xclusive, 1946-47. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Pandora Xclusive, 1946-47. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Pandora Xclusive, 1946-47. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Balenciaga, 1966

Model wearing Balenciaga evening dress, 1965. © Balenciaga House Archives, Paris
Model wearing Balenciaga evening dress, 1965. © Balenciaga House Archives, Paris

Shoes by Rayne, 1965. The Victoria & Albert Museum
Shoes by Rayne, 1965. The Victoria & Albert Museum
Shoes by Roger Vivier, 1963. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Roger Vivier, 1963. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Roger Vivier, 1963. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Roger Vivier, 1963. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Roger Vivier, 1963. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Roger Vivier, 1963. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Dal Co', 1960s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Dal Co’, 1960s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Dal Co', 1960s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Dal Co’, 1960s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by René Mancini, ca. 1965. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by René Mancini, ca. 1965. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Tony the Shoemaker, 1963. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Tony the Shoemaker, 1963. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Tony the Shoemaker, 1963. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Tony the Shoemaker, 1963. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Herbert Levine Inc., 1963-65. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Herbert Levine Inc., 1963-65. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Herbert Levine Inc., 1963-65. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Herbert Levine Inc., 1963-65. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Roger Vivier, spring/summer 1965. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Roger Vivier, spring/summer 1965. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Roger Vivier, spring/summer 1965. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Roger Vivier, spring/summer 1965. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Halston, ca.1975

Halston with Karen Bjornson in the Olympic Tower by Thomas Iannaccone, 1982. © Thomas Iannaccone / Condé Nast Archive
Halston with Karen Bjornson in the Olympic Tower by Thomas Iannaccone, 1982. © Thomas Iannaccone / Condé Nast Archive
Halston runway show, 1976. Pierre Scherman for Women's Wear Daily. © 2013. Fairchild Fashion Media, a division of Advance Magazine Publishers Inc.
Halston runway show, 1976. Pierre Scherman for Women’s Wear Daily. © 2013. Fairchild Fashion Media, a division of Advance Magazine Publishers
Inc.
Shoes by Halston, 1978. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Halston, 1978. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Halston, 1978. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Shoes by Halston, 1978. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Comme des Garçons, 1983

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