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Pair Of Opera Pumps

This is a Pair of Opera Pumps.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Museum of the City of New York as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1920s. Its medium is silk velvet, kid, rhinestones.

The French shoemaker André Perugia collaborated with many top couturiers, most notably Paul Poiret, in the 1920s. Perugia’s craftsmanship and inventive use of materials and color earned him a client list that included Josephine Baker, Gloria Swanson, and stars of the Folies Bergères.

It is credited Lent by Museum of the City of New York.1982-21-1-a,b.

  • Pair Of Evening Sandals
  • silk, rhinestone, satin.
  • Lent by Museum of the City of New York. Gift of Mrs. Ralph K. Robertson,....
  • 76.2016.9
  • Opera Glasses (France)
  • mother-of-pearl, aluminum, metal, optical glass.
  • Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner in loving memory of Minnie S. Hermann.
  • 1999-54-2

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

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  • velvet, silk, beads, metallic embroidery.
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Its dimensions are

Height x length (approx.): 13.3 x 24.1 cm (5 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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