CA. 1934 | ANDRE PERUGIA'S PADOVA AT THE V&A | EVENING SHOES AND MATCHING HANDBAG


1934 | André Perugia | Patent detail
Patent filed January 29, 1934 | Granted March 13, 1934
Source: Google Patents

We're chasing this Perugia shoe for a while now and then a model, probably from the same collection, turned up unannounced at the renowned Victoria & Albert Museum of London. It's a pair of evening shoes in green silk crêpe with leather openwork, made under the label Padova.



Ca. 1934 | André Perugia's Padova
Evening shoes | Green Silk
Crêpe With Leather Openwork
Source: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


We can't say it's a perfect match: the ankle-strap is slightly different, so are the small buckle and the vamp cutouts, but heel, instep and toe seem identical, so we say circa 1934 just to be on the safe side.



André Perugia's Padova
1934 | André Perugia Patent

Also, the Victoria & Albert museum keep a matching clutch bag that we can show thanks to V&A Assistant Curator Elisabeth Murray. She went the proverbial extra mile and sent us all the details shown here below.


Ca. 1934 | André Perugia's Padova hand bag
Green Silk
Crêpe With Leather Openwork
Courtesy Elisabeth Murray © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Ca. 1934 | André Perugia's Padova hand bag
Bottom left: closed/open small purse with mirror
Courtesy Elisabeth Murray © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Ca. 1934 | Padova, Paris
Left shoe, sole detail
Courtesy Elisabeth Murray © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


1934 | ANDRE PERUGIA

Padova Custom Shoe Shop Opening
At Saks Fith Avenue, New York

André Perugia Incognito
At the Metropolitan Museum Of Art

André Perugia
Bottier
I N D E X



1934 | André Perugia's PADOVA at Saks Fifth Avenue | ad detail
Source: The New York Sun


© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

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