Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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I know this is a blog about western fashion but seriously these are the craziest lotus shoes I’ve ever seen and I had to share them. They HAD to have been for sitting around. I refuse to believe that anyone (even with bound feet) could walk in them.
Buy them for $999 here.
Boots, ca 1860, Oakland Museum of California
Notice the leather stripes above the toe cap on the one boot. They’re supposed to be on the other as well but must have fallen off.
Evening ensemble by Worth, 1865-70
La Demoiselle by Eva Gonzalès, 1865-70