1938 - 2017 | ANDRE PERUGIA V/S GIORGIO ARMANI: TO BE OR KNOT TO BE

1938 | André Perugia for his own brand Padova
Sandal with draped heel
Musée International de la Chaussure, Romans
2017 | Giorgio Armani
Sandal without draped heel

A few months after the last André Perugia rip-off, here is another Perugia-inspired design. It has been described as:
Sophisticated and elegant, this velvet sandal is ideal for special occasions. The shoe features crossover straps at the front creating a bow. 
Source: Giorgio Armani web site


938 | André Perugia - Padova
Sandal with draped heel 
On display at the Footwear Museum of Vigevano. Gift of Yvette Lafaury
Photograph: Irma Vivaldi


However, Perugia’s sandal main feature wasn’t the knot but the draped heel, as presented by Paris Soir (November 23, 1938):

"Perugia, 2 rue de la Paix, launches the draped heel. This model and all its variations are protected by international patents.”

Two known models of the Perugia “draped heel” are kept at the International Footwear Museum of Vigevano (picture above) and Romans’ Musée International de la Chaussure (top left page).


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1938 | André Perugia - Padova
Sandal with draped heel 
On display at the Footwear Museum of Vigevano. Gift of Yvette Lafaury
Photograph: Irma Vivaldi


 

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