Pair of shoes with double headed eagle

French
2012
Designed by Olivier Rousteing (France, born in 1987), Designed for Pierre Balmain (French, 1914–1982)


Dimensions

Height x length (Shoe): 21.8 cm (8 5/8 in.) Height x length (Heel): 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.) Lender accessory: 30.5 x 27.9 cm (12 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

2012.524

Medium or Technique

Leather, suede, and embroidered beads and studs

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Multicolored booties with open toe. Double headed eagle embroidered in gold, red, and blue on center front with wings extending upwards towards the back of the shoe. Gold sequins, rhinestones and beads sewn on. The back of the shoe is covered in black suede with zipper enclosure. European size 37.

Interior label: “BALMAIN PARIS”

Provenance

2012, sold by Olivier Rousteing to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.