Then and Now – Shoes inspired by the past

photo1photoA head cold is going to make this a short blog day for me. I thought these were interesting. The original 1920s shoes (left) are in the collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, and were part of a collection of footwear made by the shoemaker to the royal Swedish family the museum acquired twenty years ago, when I was the curator. The contemporary pair inspired by the original shoes were made by English hand shoemaker Caroline Groves for a client.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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