1955 | André Perugia for Jacques Fath | Detail
V throat shoes with the very innovative heel patented by Perugia in 1951
At the Chicago Shoe Fair - October 1955.
Designer of the V Throatline:
Advocate of the V Throatline is I. Miller & Sons. The man who concocted the line, because he firmly believes it is the coming think, is André Perugia, who greeted the reporter at the door. And he speaks of trends with authority, for he works in Paris designing shoes for Fath and Givenchy collections.
"I cannot speak English so good," Perugia apologized, but the explanations were understandable. He reached for a bisque colored pump with the most pointed of toes. Throatline followed the toe line to add the V line a perforated band which followed the throat. "They are comfortable" assured the tall, slim man in a gray business suit. "You got them a little longer." Lowered heels accompany the V line, it was explained. "This line is straight now." and Perugia ran his finger down the side of a pump.
The Milwakee Journal, October 24, 1955
1955 | André Peurgia for I.Miller and Sons
Source: The Milwakee Journal, October 24, 1955
1955 | Laced dress Jacques Fath
Laced fabric by Pierre Brivet, with pearl-embroidered flowers by Lesage
Shoes with pointed toes, V-throatline and futuristic heel by André Perugia.