Archive for the ‘Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes’ Category
This shoe seems to be the go-to choice for calendar and shoe history book illustrations everywhere. I get why. It’s so much fun to look at. And when you think that it comes from 1938 and looks like it could have been on the feet of any 1970s Studio 54 dancer, its forward-thinking style is that much more impressive. This is one of the earliest platform shoes ever made, by the incomparable Salvatore Ferragamo, who is credited with ”inventing” the platform shoe, and it lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Elton John must drool over this one.
Let’s return to our regular schedule of Friday Shoe History Corner with this famous pair of Ferragamo heels made for Marilyn Monroe in the 50s (I think the pair sold for over $40,000 at an auction). Click here to see more of the 40 pairs Ferragamo designed for Marilyn Monroe. These stilettos covered in sparkling red stones are by far the most famous of the bunch. I would venture that far to say they are iconic.