2004-2014 | HEELSTORY | THE METAL CHAIN HEEL BY CHARLES JOURDAN | TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY

2004 | Charles Jourdan
Source: INPI (Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle)

Description: heel shaped like a metal chain. Model ZILINA. Side view.
Patent filed July 6, 2004 | Expired July 6, 2014
Source: INPI


2004 | Charles Jourdan
Photograph by Anne Coudurier
Source: Joconde/Musée International de la Chaussure de Romans



2004 | Charles Jourdan | Designed by Patrick Cox
Photograph by Anne Coudurier
Source: Joconde/Musée International de la Chaussure de Romans


The Museum record states:
Boot model "ZANZI", black kid (based on a model created by André Perugia for Elsa Schiaparelli in 1930, in turn inspired by Magritte's painting "L'amour Désarmé".

Actually the Perugia model is from 1938, part of Schiaparelli's Circus collection.


1938 | André Perugia (for Perugia's own brand Padova)/Elsa Schiaparelli
Suede and monkey fur
Gift of Mme Elsa Schiaparelli, 1969


Footnotes
Romans' photograph and info as featured on the book "Scarpe" (Edited by Ilaria Danieli and Rosa Chiesa, Rizzoli 2010)




A piece of history up for sale
[Not anymore)

2004 | Charles Jourdan
Source: Eloisa Vintage

2004 | Charles Jourdan
Source: Eloisa Vintage

12 - 26 - 2007 | Jean Marc | Last day at the factory (a day after X-Mas)
Ornament model maker for 31 years at Charles Jourdan


You may have noticed the patent expired July 6, 2014 and someone was quick to adopt the idea.


Spring 2014 | Tom Ford
Buckled Chain-Heel Cutout Sandal
Available at Neiman Marcus ($ 1,400)


 

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