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1920

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1929

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2017

2020

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Pair Of Opera Pumps, 1920s

This is a Pair of Opera Pumps.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Museum of the City of New York as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1920s. Its medium is silk velvet, kid, rhinestones.

The French shoemaker André Perugia collaborated with many top couturiers, most notably Paul Poiret, in the 1920s. Perugia’s craftsmanship and inventive use of materials and color earned him a client list that included Josephine Baker, Gloria Swanson, and stars of the Folies Bergères.

It is credited Lent by Museum of the City of New York.1982-21-1-a,b.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Evening Coat, ca. 1925
  • velvet, silk, beads, metallic embroidery.
  • Lent by Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Mrs. Christian R. Holmes,....
  • 76.2016.5

Its dimensions are

Height x length (approx.): 13.3 x 24.1 cm (5 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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