Tuesday, October 13, 2009

And so To Bed

I’m almost ready to put my Bedlington Terrier/ Alexander McQueen historical shoe study to bed, so to speak.

The above image is seventeenth-century French, and exhibits some of that pronounced slope.

Below is a series of English shoes, with the one of the far right most closely approximating McQueen’s silhouette.



And here’s a forerunner of a Beatles boot, but it is vaguely Bedlington, with the silk fluff on the vamp:







7 comments:

Mary-Laure said...

Thank you so much for this! I love seeing ancient shoes/clothes and these are really amazing.

Couture Cookie said...

Yes, thank you for posting these! I am in awe.

WendyB said...

Good job!

Make Do Style said...

Good research - I have failed to even look for a book in the library as I'm knee deep in my literature review.

Belle de Ville said...

Excellent style sleuthing!
I wonder, how did anyone's feet fit in those shoes which look so unaturally shaped?

Angie Muresan said...

Those shoes were so exquisite!

enc said...

I love it when you do the research for us!