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Shoes - Yves Saint Laurent, Slingback, Metallic Gold, 1985-1988 Object Reg. No: SH 942053

Summary:
Pair of leather stiletto-heeled shoes painted metallic gold. Sling backs with slightly pointed toes. Strap around back of ankle consists of leather strap with four tucks.

Made by Yves Saint Laurent, with Shoes Prue Acton Pty Ltd handpainting & decorations, 1985 - 1988. They were worn in Melbourne by the donor, Prue Acton, with Bicentennial Dress SH94.2054 .
Description:
Pair of leather stiletto-heeled shoes painted metallic gold. Sling backs with slightly pointed toes. Strap around back of ankle consists of leather strap with four tucks. Front strap is joined with velcro strip and is decorated with looped olive green ribbon and pale green shiny gauze. The insides of the shoes are covered with black leather with gold lettering on inner soles. Undersides of shoes are black and tan leather with impressed lettering. Paper label attached on underside near heel. Heels are tipped with hard rubber or plastic. Shoes appear to have been spray painted by hand (probably to match dress).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.00 cm (Height), 9.00 cm (Width), 22.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: australian bicentenary 1788-1988, celebrations, clothing, fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, women s footwear, making history - prue acton, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Female
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Inscriptions: Printed gold lettering, inner sole: made in Italy/Yves Saint Laurent/Paris/Fabric Upper/Leather Sole/Leather Lining. Underside impressed: Verc/cudio/made in Italy/38. Black printing on white paper: BZ 9931.
Manufacturer: Yves Saint Laurent, Italy, 1985-1988
Designer: Prue Acton Pty Ltd, Italy, 1985-1988
Date Made: 1985-1988
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988
User: Ms Prue Acton
References: RMIT Collection

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