1939 | JAMES ARPAD | BEFORE AND AFTER THE GUGGENHEIM BUILDING

1939 | James Arpad | Model no. 463
From The Arpad collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Source: 100 Shoes, 2011 - Yale University Press

1959 | Guggenheim Museum
by Frank L. Wright
60's | Guggenheim hat by an unknown designer

1976-1977 | Manolo Blahnik | The model Guge
Source: Vintage Shoes, 2008 Carlton

This futuristic design inspired by New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum leaves an impression of the foot floating in a classic court shoe. The straps echo Frank Lloyd Wright's spiral design for the exterior.

However, put into production 20 years later, the Guge model lost a sizable chunk of the drawing charme.


1997 | Manolo Blahnik
The model Guge
Source: Tyne & Wear Museums


 

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