Shoes (image 1) | probably British | early 18th century | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #: 13.49.29a-d

Shoes (image 1) | probably British | early 18th century | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #: 13.49.29a-d

Shoes, 1720–40, European, silk, leather, wood, metallic. (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shoes, 1720–40, European, silk, leather, wood, metallic. (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shoes Thomas Ridout (British)  Date:     1750–70 Culture:     British Medium:     silk Dimensions:     3 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (8.9 x 24.1 cm) Accession Number:     2009.300.1406a, b

Shoes Thomas Ridout (British) Date: 1750–70 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (8.9 x 24.1 cm) Accession Number: 2009.300.1406a, b

Date: 1690–1700  Medium: silk, leather  Accession Number: 06.1344a, bCollection | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date: 1690–1700 Medium: silk, leather Accession Number: 06.1344a, bCollection | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shoe, ca 1780, Museum Weißenfels, somewhat like AD pompador. Maybe get a pair in black to wear with the anglaise?

Shoe, ca 1780, Museum Weißenfels, somewhat like AD pompador. Maybe get a pair in black to wear with the anglaise?

1533   The formal invention of high heels as fashion is typically attributed to the rather short-statured Italian bride Catherine de' Medici, married at 14 to the Duke of Orleans, wore shoes with two-inch heels to exaggerate her height. The high heel may have been invented by Leonardo ad Vinci (1452-1519).

1533 The formal invention of high heels as fashion is typically attributed to the rather short-statured Italian bride Catherine de' Medici, married at 14 to the Duke of Orleans, wore shoes with two-inch heels to exaggerate her height. The high heel may have been invented by Leonardo ad Vinci (1452-1519).

Object Name  Shoes  Date  late 18th century

Object Name Shoes Date late 18th century

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