'CELLULOID HEEL' | PART 2

1921 | Still frame from “Two Weeks with Pay”
Celluloid hells on the big screen
Source: Shoe Icons

SHOES ARE MADE OF … 
The list of materials used in manufacturing of footwear is nearly limitless, ranging from the most obvious and easily accessible like grass, bark, leather, wood and other natural staple to the most exotic ones like gold, silver, rare skins, semi-precious stones and, of course, ubiquitous nowadays - plastics. 
2015 | Nazim Mustafaev
Shoe Icons

That was the beginning of the original “Celluloid Heel” study published online back in 2015 and available here. Three more years and the already thorough research - now expanded - got a well deserved book treatment.

It works as a teaser for the book, where the good stuff are multiplied tenfold, like these pictures here below.


1900’s | White Studios | New York
Study of a lady’s leg in pump with celluloid covered heels decorated with rhinestones.
Source: Celluloid Heel (Shoe Icons Publishing, 2018)

1920’s | Great Britain
Multicoloured striped upper shoes with celluloid heels decorated with rhinestones.
Source: Celluloid Heel (Shoe Icons Publishing, 2018)

1910-1913 | Eperon d’Or | Belgium
Source: Celluloid Heel (Shoe Icons Publishing, 2018)

CONCLUSION 
There is no conclusion. The beauty never ends. Once again I am fascinated by the fact that such a practical, heavy duty part of a shoe can be turned into real piece of art that sometimes outlives the shoe itself. 
2015 | Nazim Mustafaev
Shoe Icons


CELLULOID HEEL
PART 1



Additional info:

Nazim Mustafaev
At Shoe Icons

Shoe Icons
On Instagram

HERE an extract from the book.



Heel pattern
Source: Celluloid Heel (Shoe Icons Publishing, 2018)


 

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