Pair of women's pumps

French (Paris)
1957–58
Designed by Roger Vivier (French, 1908–1998), Designed for House of Christian Dior (French, founded 1946)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

14.5 x 8.2 x 24 cm (5 11/16 x 3 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.552a-b

Medium or Technique

Synthetic or silk satin with metal clip, and leather sole and lining

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black satin uppers with fabric flower on steel clip at vamp throat; grosgrain binding; butted back seams. Rounded “almond” toes. Black leather soles. Satin coverd stiletto heels. Rose-colored insoles and linings marked “Christian Dior” (R) and “Harrods, London” (L); tan leather heel stiffeners. Purchased by donor at Harrod’s in London in 1957-58.

Provenance

1979, Gift of Mrs. Stuart Cary Welch to MFA (Accession date: November 14, 1979)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stuart Cary Welch

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.