1934 | ANDRE PERUGIA INCOGNITO AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART |

1934 | Mules designed by André Perugia for Saks Fifth Avenue
Leather and silk
Source: MET

Questi sandali conservati al Metropolitan Museum Of Art non sono marcati e datati "circa 1942". Il brevetto qui sotto fa risalire la datazione al 1934 e permette di identificare in André Perugia il suo creatore. 

Mules preserved at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art marked "Saks Fifth Avenue" and dated "ca. 1942". The patent below corrects the date (1934) and identifies André Perugia as its creator.



1934 | André Perugia | Citizen of The Kingdom of Italy
Patent for a "new, original ornamental design for a shoe"

A partire dal 1927, André Perugia ha esportato i propri interessi a New York per iniziare da subito una proficua collaborazione con Saks Fith Avenue e Israel Miller.

Starting since 1927, André Perugia has established his business in New York to immediately begin a fruitful collaboration with both Saks Fifth Avenue and Israel Miller.


The original data-sheet
Source: MET


We informed the MET curators about our findings and they acknowledged them changing the credits. Which is nice.

However, in this particular case ONLY the date was amended while Perugia's name didn't make the cut. Weird, but it's their call.


This is part of the ongoing series
OOPS! WE HAVE FOUND ANOTHER ANDRE PERUGIA SHOE

1923 | THE GOLDEN SHOE (RED EDITION)

1939 | ANDRE PERUGIA ON THE COVER OF HARPER'S BAZAAR |

Coming up
1922 | Yet Another Mule


 

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