Shoes

One of 319 objects in the series: Dallas Museum of Fashion Collection available on this site.

Description

Shoes of brown snakeskin and green reptile. Designed with a very slightly pointed toe, the peep-toe toe-box is made of two pieces, the inner piece of brown snakeskin, the outer piece of green reptile, both edged with plaited border of two leathers, the snakeskin overlapping the reptile, forming a point. The toe with thick platform, the sides of which with three horizontal bands of leathers, green lower reptile, center band of plaited leathers, the upper of brown reptile. Open sides, the sling back formed with openwork interlaced leathers, secured with small gilt metal rectangular buckle. The set-in French high heel ... continued below

Physical Description

Measurements: Length 22.5cm Width 7.5cm Height 17.5cm Heel 10cm (3 7/8in) high on axis.

Creation Information

Gainsborough Ltd. 1946.

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This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 18 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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  • Gainsborough Ltd. Gainsborough Ltd. (Miami Beach, Florida, USA) active ca. 1937-1966.
  • Rimler Jack Rimler was owner of/designer of Gainsborough Shoes of Miami Beach, Forida, USA.

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Shoes of brown snakeskin and green reptile. Designed with a very slightly pointed toe, the peep-toe toe-box is made of two pieces, the inner piece of brown snakeskin, the outer piece of green reptile, both edged with plaited border of two leathers, the snakeskin overlapping the reptile, forming a point. The toe with thick platform, the sides of which with three horizontal bands of leathers, green lower reptile, center band of plaited leathers, the upper of brown reptile. Open sides, the sling back formed with openwork interlaced leathers, secured with small gilt metal rectangular buckle. The set-in French high heel is covered in brown snakeskin, with vertical plaited band of colored reptile leather running vertically along back edge.

Stamped in both shoes: "ce qui se porte" / Gainsbourough / 1128 Lincoln Road / Miami Beach, FLA.

Physical Description

Measurements:
Length 22.5cm
Width 7.5cm
Height 17.5cm
Heel 10cm (3 7/8in) high on axis.

Notes

This object was part of the Dallas Museum of Fashion collection. Founded in 1960 by the Fashion Group, Inc. of Dallas, the collection comprised important items of historic and current fashion. It was housed in the Apparel Mart, Dallas, and operated as the Dallas Museum of Fashion from 1960 until 1971. It moved to what was then North Texas State University in 1972, and became the Texas Fashion Collection.

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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  • 1946

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  • May 6, 2015, 4:58 p.m.

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  • June 30, 2015, 1:26 a.m.

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Gainsborough Ltd. Shoes, physical object, 1946; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503736/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.