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Shoes, 1920s

This is a Shoes.

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 leather.

Led by Chanel, menswear influences infiltrated women’s fashion and accessory designs in new ways in the 1920s. The black-and-white two-tone patterning of these French pumps derives from the men’s brogue, or spectator shoe, originally designed for use while playing cricket.

It is credited Lent by Museum of the City of New York, Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Jesse I. Straus, 1970, 70.71.1A-B.

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  • wool.
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  • silk, fur, rhinestone, felt, satin.
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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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