1969 | WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WITH HERBERT LEVINE

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WITH HERBERT LEVINE 
Exotic jaguar spots are stenciled on tawny hair-calfskin for this magnificent stacked-heel pump. A catty and very fashionable way to wild-up basic blacks and untamed colors. $ 65,00.
Herbert Levine advertisement
The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 28, 1969

Three years before Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side”, Beth and Herbert Levine unleashed a line with edgy jaguar spots also available in brown or grey calf. Their use of animal prints dates back to 1962 with a well known leopard ankle boots followed a year later by zebra printed fur boots.



1969 | Walk On The Wild Side With Herbert Levine
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 28, 1969

1969 | Herbert Levine
Jaguar hair-calfskin pump
Source: eBay


HERBERT LEVINE HAS A WILD IDEA !
He’s going soft and spotty with the jungle look in dyed hair calf. And little way-out in his Herbert Levine style. The shoes 60,00. Bag to match, 40,00. Shoes also available in black or antique gold calf, 46,00. 
Herbert Levine advertisement
Hartford Courant | November 9, 1969


1969 | Herbert Levine Has A Wild Idea
Source: Hartford Courant | November 9, 1969

1969 | Herbert Levine
Hair-calfskin pump with gold-colored buckle
Source: eBay

1969 | Herbert Levine
Source: The Los Angeles Times | September 26, 1969


BETH & HERBERT LEVINE

FOOTNOTE
Both pumps can be found on eBay at very steep prices: $ 750,00 for the one on top; $ 1,200 for the buckled pump. The latter (without the buckle) is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection (dated 1968).


1969 | Herbert Levine
Jaguar hair-calfskin pump


 

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