1926 | MISTINGUETT WITH HER PERUGIA MONOGRAMMED SHOES

Perugia started the trend of decorating shoes with monograms in the early 20s.

The monograms later became exotic marks. 
"On the side of the boot, in a small circle, are written [by Perugia] gold, silver or enameled monograms or, if you prefer, a sentence, a currency. I forgot to say that it is in Egyptian characters."  
Art, Gout Et Beaute, Christmas 1925.

1924 A model by André Perugia decorated with initials
Source: Vogue French Edition

Parisian actress - and Perugia aficionado - Mistinguett liked the model very much (1926).


1926 | During the rue st. Honoré shopping week in Paris were two gendarmes praise the 
actress Mistinguett amidst a crowd. 

1926 | Mistinguett's shoes | Detail

1926 | André Perugia
Source: Heavenly Soles (Extraordinary Twentieth-Century Shoes - Abbeville Press 1992)
The original caption reads:
Evening shoes by André Perugia, early 1920s with metallic finish and oriental motifs, 
probably created to accompany an ensemble by Paul Poiret. (Billyboy, Paris.)


ANDRE PERUGIA
D O S S I E R

1927 | Mistinguett For André Perugia
Photograph: ManuelFrères
Source: hPrints

December 1, 1923 | Mistinguett at work
Source: The Lively Morgue (NY Times)

ORIGINAL PHOTO CAPTION:
THREE HUNDRE AND TWENTY TIMES ONE PAIR OF FEET: MISTINGUETT,
French Actress, Counting Over Her Huge Collection of Boots, Shoes and Slippers in Her Paris Apartment, With Her Mascot, a Little South American monkey, as Referee.



 

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