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1730s, Europe - Pair of women's buckle shoes - Silk satin embroidered with metallic thread, silk and metallic braid applique, silk satin binding tape, leather, silk and linen lining, and leather soles

1730s, Europe - Pair of women's buckle shoes - Silk satin embroidered with metallic thread, silk and metallic braid applique, silk satin binding tape, leather, silk and linen lining, and leather soles

A piece of fabric described as the Holy Grail of fashion history will become one of the star attractions at Hampton Court Palace after it was identified as the only surviving piece of clothing worn by Elizabeth I.

A piece of fabric described as the Holy Grail of fashion history will become one of the star attractions at Hampton Court Palace after it was identified as the only surviving piece of clothing worn by Elizabeth I.

Red-pink glazed wool shoes, c1765, Historic Deerfield (Buckles aren't right; these are meant for men's shoes. Those for ladies's shoes would be much smaller.)

Red-pink glazed wool shoes, c1765, Historic Deerfield (Buckles aren't right; these are meant for men's shoes. Those for ladies's shoes would be much smaller.)