By Caroline Cox
(Harper Design, Paperback, 9780062007377, 224pp.)
Publication Date: April 2011
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Decade by decade, Vintage Shoes recounts more than one hundred years of the history of shoe design, highlighting the key designers and cultural influences that have shaped shoe fashions throughout the century. Vintage Shoes includes stunning fashion photography, specially commissioned photographs of period footwear, and the most collectible, exquisite, and fabulous shoe designs. As a bonus, a shopping and collecting guide offers pointers on sourcing and caring for vintage footwear, along with a glossary of shoe designers such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Manolo Blahnik, Vivienne Westwood, and many others. This book is a must-have guide for those interested in collecting and wearing vintage shoes.
Caroline Cox, professor of cultural history at the University of the Arts London, is a leading fashion authority whose work explores the relationship between fashion, beauty, and culture. A lecturer and broadcaster, she is also a cultural trends advisor at Vidal Sassoon. Her previous books include Stiletto, Seduction, and The Handbag.