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The Fashion Shoe: A Timeline of the Twentieth Century

The Fashion Shoe: A Timeline of the Twentieth Century

Desire Smith Beatty

Available June 2018


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This comprehensive survey of women’s fashion footwear, with more than 1,000 photos, includes every type of fashion shoe that has walked through the century, from the 1900s through the early 2000s. Along with a decade-by-decade photo timeline, with detailed information on each shoe’s design and craftsmanship, every aspect of shoes is also explained. Starting with a clear explanation of the fundamentals of shoe design and the parts of the shoe, this treasure trove of info goes on to cover the great shoe designers and well-known brands, and the many cultural and societal influences and trends that shoes reflected. Special sections explore the health of the fashionable foot, the care and preservation of antique and vintage footwear, and the role of the celebrity shoe designer.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 1,052 color & b/w images | 256 pp
ISBN13: 9780764355318 | Binding: hard cover


Desire Beatty is a former instructor of history of costume at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Drexel University. She is the author of numerous books on fashion, including Handbag Chic: 200 Years of Designer Fashion and Irresistible: The Art of Lingerie, 1920s-1980s.