- ISBN 9780500515266
- 19.70 x 21.50 cm
- PLC (no jacket)
- 373 Illustrations, 346 in colour
- First published 2010
I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes.
I had one thousand and sixty
– Imelda Marcos
From Louboutin’s signature red soles to the Manolo Blahník heels so beloved of Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, shoes have become fashion statements in their own right.
Shoes A–Z recounts the fascinating history of more than 350 leading women’s shoe designers and manufacturers who have shaped footwear over the last sixty years, drawing on a rich array of sketches, photographs and advertisements.
Designers and companies from around the world include:
Joan & David
Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian, and was the founding curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, and the Fashion History Museum in Ontario. His books include The Seductive Shoe and Forties Fashion.