Sling-Back Evening Pumps

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

Description

Pair of heeled sling-back evening pumps of silvered and painted leather. Designed with somewhat sharply rounded open toes, the shoes have an all-over design of yellow hand-painted "scales" on the silvered leather that look as if large silver scrolls are applied over a ground of yellow/golden scales. The vamp has a central hole surrounded by a ring of 8 applied silvered leather discs with a cluster of hand-painted yellow dots at center of each. The edge of vamp is cut in a gentle "pointed arch" shape. Ankle strap of plain silvered leather, secured with oval gilt metal buckle set with ... continued below

Physical Description

Size 5 1/2 Measurements: Length 19cm. Width 7.25cm. Height 13.5cm. Heel 5.5cm, (2 1/4") high on axis with cap

Creation Information

Delman 1940.

Context

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. More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Designer

  • Delman Delman (New York, New York, USA) (est. ca. 1918 by Herman Delman)

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Retailer

  • Bergdorf Goodman Bergdorf Goodman (New York, New York, USA) (est. as Bergdorf Goodman1901 by Edwin Goodman and Herman Berdgorf)

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Description

Pair of heeled sling-back evening pumps of silvered and painted leather. Designed with somewhat sharply rounded open toes, the shoes have an all-over design of yellow hand-painted "scales" on the silvered leather that look as if large silver scrolls are applied over a ground of yellow/golden scales. The vamp has a central hole surrounded by a ring of 8 applied silvered leather discs with a cluster of hand-painted yellow dots at center of each. The edge of vamp is cut in a gentle "pointed arch" shape. Ankle strap of plain silvered leather, secured with oval gilt metal buckle set with tiny rhinestones. The 2 1/4" boulevard heel is covered with the same hand-painted silvered leather as the rest of the shoe.

Designer's stamp in right shoe: "Delman / New York Chicago London Paris"
Retailer's stamp in left shoe: "Bergdorf / Goodman"
Handwritten in each shoe: "B80784 / S9474Sx / 5 vN / 821"

Physical Description

Size 5 1/2
Measurements:
Length 19cm.
Width 7.25cm.
Height 13.5cm.
Heel 5.5cm, (2 1/4") high on axis with cap

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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Creation Date

  • 1940

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  • Sept. 2, 2015, 11:34 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Dec. 2, 2015, 1:49 a.m.

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Delman. Sling-Back Evening Pumps, physical object, 1940; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701417/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.