In the last century, women’s footwear has embraced more variations than in the entire previous history of fashion, as retro styles resurface as contemporary fashions. Balancing function and fantasy, the great designers of the last hundred years have created some of the most beautiful shoes ever made. The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute houses a selection of finely crafted Art Deco inspired shoe accessories, among them a pair of white metal buckles dating back to the 1920s. The originals are oval in shape with a pierced floral motif studded in rhinestones. It is from these buckles that the Art Deco Crystal Pin is developed.
Silver overlay, made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Lightly antiqued. 1 1/2''L.