1961 | BOLOGNA | NATIONAL SHOWCASE FASHION FOOTWEAR EXHIBITION

1961 | Bologna | Fashion Footwear Exhibition
Nice uh? | Unknown producer
Source: Fiera di Bologna 1961 catalog


Within the Bologna Trade Fair the Footwear industry always got the spotlight thanks to high end producers such as Vaccari, Saguatti, Romagnoli, Magli and Bruno Cavalli, to name just a few. And then, all of a sudden, everything disappeared. That’s why we consider nothing short of a miracle the surfacing of this dusty catalog in a flea market somewhere. No names mentioned - besides local politicians and visiting ministers, but still worth the price of admission.

Go here for a closer look of the exhibited models.



1961 | National Showcase Fashion Footwear poster
Source: Fiera di Bologna 1961 catalog

1961 | National Showcase Fashion Footwear poster
Exhibition area | detail
Source: Fiera di Bologna 1961 catalog

1961 | National Showcase Fashion Footwear
Window displays (second from right: Valentino from Naples)
Source: Fiera di Bologna 1961 catalog

1961 | Bologna | Fashion Footwear Exhibition
Unknown producers
Source: Fiera di Bologna 1961 catalog

1961 | Bologna | Fashion Footwear Exhibition
Fur-lined pump | Unknown producer
Source: Fiera di Bologna 1961 catalog

1961 | Bologna | Fashion Footwear Exhibition
I think I’ll take all three
Source: Fiera di Bologna 1961 catalog


1961 | PARABIAGO FOOTWEAR
AT THE XV BOLOGNA EXHIBITION

1961 | ROTELLI | VARESE
AT THE XV BOLOGNA EXHIBITION



1961 | Aerial view of downtown Bologna from Torre Degli Asinelli
Source: Fiera di Bologna 1961 catalog


 

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