Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2009

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David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts: July 2008–June 2009

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Woman's shoes (pair)

about 1960s
Designed for Silvia Fiorentina

Classification: Costumes

Culture: Italian

Place of Manufacture: Vigevano, Italy

Accession number: 2008.1463.1-2

Description: Pair of black and taupe leather slingback pumps. The heel strap is black, the toe is black and taupe in a bow-like pattern. "Silvia Fiorentina Made in Italy" is stamped on the sole in gold lettering. "10/01-Savoy/M-7 1/2" is written on the inside of each shoe. On the bottom of each shoe is stamped "Made in Italy by Waltea", "Verd Cudio", "Made in Italy 7 1/2 M."

Provenance/Ownership History: Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Anonymous gift