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Medium: Beige leather with polychrome floral appliqué
Credit: Museum purchase
These D'Orsay t-strap shoes by André Perugia combine two hallmarks of his work - innovation and craft. Perugia's early collaborations with Paul Poiret in the 1910s brought him fame; by the 1920s, he was well known for his luxurious and experimental styles. He made these t-strap shoes - a quintessential style of the 1920s - exceptional by twisting the strap and by including an intricate floral appliqué on the vamps.
Object Number: P83.5.3