The Museumís Emerald and Gold Shoe Christmas Ornament is based on the prototype for a French evening shoe created in 1939. The original ankle-strap design is made of dark brown suede trimmed with metallic gold kidskin. Piped strips of suede are applied in a radiating petal design across the vamp and closed back.
Cast resin. Hand painted and decorated. Includes a gold cord for hanging. 4''L x 1 1/4''W x 2 1/2''H.
- Cast resin
- Hand painted and decorated
- Includes a gold cord for hanging
- 4''L x 1 1/4''W x 2 1/2''H
Art HistoryWomenís footwear has embraced more variations since 1900 than in the entire previous history of fashion. Balancing function and fantasy, the great designers of the 20th century created some of the most beautiful shoes ever made. Our carefully detailed shoe ornaments capture the character and grace of actual shoes in the collection of The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum.