1940 | ANDRE PERUGIA & PIERRE ROY FOR SAKS FIFTH AVENUE | THE PANCHROMATIC PANTOUFLE

1940 | Shoe and bag by André Perugia for the label PADOVA
Expressly for Saks Fifth Avenue
Painting by surrealist master Pierre Roy
Source:  Vogue | May 1, 1940

1940 | André Perugia
Top left: the famed archless shoe; top right: the Pierre Roy shoe
Source: The Australian Women's Weekly

Instead of beach sandals, Perugia suggests this crocheted string boot in sand-and-sea coloring, with wedge heel. 
Mary St. Claire
The Australian Women's Weekly | September 14, 1940


1940 | André Perugia shoes for the label PADOVA
Expressly for Saks Fifth Avenue
Source: MET 


E quindi, grazie all'articolo australiano ed alla pubblicità su Vogue si riesce a correggere la datazione del Metropolitan Museum of Art: da "ca. 1938" a 1940.

So, thanks to the Australian article and the Vogue ad, we can now amend the date of the Metropolitan Museum of Art from "ca.1938" to 1940.


Perugia/PADOVA shoes
The date is now amended by The Metropolitan Museum of Art


1940 | André Perugia/Padova
From the collection of Melissa Leventon
Photograph by Melissa Leventon
Source: Jonathan Walford/Kickshawproductions 


F O O T N O T E

1940 | Pierre Roy
La Plage (The Beach)
Showcased at Palazzo Strozzi | Florence | February-July 2010 |
Source: Daring To Do


Pierre Roy (1880-1950) é stato un pittore, illustratore e designer francese. Nel 1925 le sue opere sono state incluse nella prima mostra collettiva dei Surrealisti alla Galerie Pierre di Parigi.
Ha disegnato diverse copertine per la rivista Vogue e scenografie per il balletto ed il teatro. Ed é stato a teatro dove ha incontrato André Perugia le cui calzature erano utilizzate in numerose produzioni.
Pierre Roy é morto nel 1950 a Milano mentre visitava la città.

Pierre Roy (1880-1950) was a French painter, illustrator and designer. His work was included in the first group exhibition of Surrealist paintings at the Galerie Pierre, Paris in 1925.
He created several covers for Vogue magazine and designed sets for the ballet and the theatre. And the theatre was the place where he met André Perugia whose shoes were used in many productions. 
Pierre Roy died in Milan in 1950 while visiting.


Pierre Roy Paintings
For Vogue magazine | 1935-1937 |


ANDRE PERUGIA & ANDY WARHOL
FROM FOOTWEAR TO ART [AND BACK AGAIN]
 PART 1 | | PART 2 


 

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