Pair of shoes with double headed eagle
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.)
Medium or Technique
Leather, suede, and embroidered beads and studs
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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”
2012, sold by Olivier Rousteing to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2012)
Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Reproduced with permission.