Shoes A-Z

Shoes A-Z

Designers, Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers

  1. Jonathan Walford
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  • ISBN 9780500515266
  • 19.70 x 21.50 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 256pp
  • 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.

Shoes A-Z

Designers and companies from around the world include:
    Manolo Blahník
    Kenneth Cole
    Herman Delman
    Beverly Feldman
    Maud Frizon
    Joan & David
    Charles Jourdan
    Christian Louboutin
    Chie Mihara
    Rupert Sanderson
    Sergio Rossi
    Roger Vivier

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.