1939 | MEET LUCIENNE LEGRAND (MRS ANDRE PERUGIA)

In Paris in the thirties there was a great Italian shoemaker I was mad about — Perugia. His wife was a blonde so ravishing — she made Mistinguett kind of musty, if you know what I mean. She was behind a cash register on the Rue de la Paix: “Bonjour, madame” — you know the type. She was in there so he could keep an eye on her. He made me low-heeled shoes — the kind I still wear — when everyone else was in high heels.

Diana Vreeland
[From D.V. - Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York - 1984]

1939 | André Perugia and Lucienne Legrand
Photograph by François Kollar
Source: Ministère de la Culture Médiathèque du Patrimoine

Former stylist and silent movie star, Lucienne Legrand was André Perugia's second wife even though the marriage was later annulled (It's a very long story and not a pleasant one for the celebrated bottier). Anyway, the shoe in her hand is a PADOVA model designed by Perugia in 1938 better shown here below from the advertisement taken from L'Officiel de la Mode. 


1938 | Padova designed by André Perugia | DETAIL
Black kid and gold
1938 | Padova designed by André Perugia
Source: L'Officiel de la Mode #199

The sole's sandal in Perugia's hand belong to the 1938 Padova collection he designed for Elsa Schiaparelli (see ad below: the shoe at the bottom).


1939 | André Perugia and Lucienne Legrand
Photograph by François Kollar
Source: Ministère de la Culture Médiathèque du Patrimoine


Original caption: 

1938 - A selection of shoes designed by Andre Perugia of Padova for Schiaparelli. 
From top: striped kid straps with a cork platform heel, a satin high heeled sandal lined with kid, a kinked sole sandal, a high and mighty sole, an elevated suede moccasin and a kinked sole sandal with removable lacings.


1938 | Perugia/PADOVA
for Elsa Schiaparelli

1938 | André Perugia
Bicolor Richelieu in black felt with red inserts in kidskin. 
Black heel and double platform, lacquered in black and red.
Shoe sold at a Drouot auction in 2006. 








ANDRE PERUGIA
D O S S I E R


1930 | Rue de la Paix, Paris
Painting by Canella


 

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