Vintage

A vintage holiday season starts by listening to John Coltrane’s Lush Life, opening a bottle of Prosecco or Cabernet Sauvignon, and tasting a few chocolate covered cherries {dark} from the local drugstore, while watching seasonal favorites on television. And, going through photos from last weekends excursion in NYC. My eye immediately went to these gorgeous golden slippers so, I photographed each illustration. Warhol was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement, but seeing these “candy-box” decorations on the gallery wall was an absolute treat!

{Babe Paley, c 1955, collaged metal leaf and embossed foil with ink on paper, and Diana Vreeland, c 1956, collaged metal leaf and embossed foil with ink on paper}

Sketching imaginary footwear was a hobby of Warhol’s during the 1950’s, and these extremely ornate slippers were designed with gold leaf and fairy-tale like decorations. In 1956 Warhol exhibited a series of gold shoe collages in which he personified well-known personalities of the day; fashionable socialites, magazine editors and art directors.

Article from The Historialist: of Shoes and Shoemakers

Stay stylish,
K

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