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Chaussure sans Talon - André Perugia
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Historic site and monument

Chaussure sans Talon - André Perugia

Chaussure sans Talon - André Perugia
Parvis de la GarePlace Carnot26100 Romans-sur-Isère

Le musée de la chaussure hors les murs. Inspired by emblematic models exhibited at the Musée de la Chaussure, these works pay tribute to the creativity and technique of great shoemakers such as Roger Vivier, Stephane Kelian and Charles Jourdan...

Jean-Luc Tamisier and Sylvie Favel, commissioned by the city, are behind this urban scenography and the design of the pedestals.

The heel-less shoe is a red suede calf pump with a gold kid lace that crosses over the instep. The shoe is inspired by André Pérugia's 1937 creation.

The very idea of a "heelless shoe" raises questions. This model defies the laws of gravity and balance, while remaining adapted to the foot. It was designed by André Pérugia (1893-1977), recognized as one of the greatest bootmakers of the 20th century. The son of a shoemaker, he started out in his father's workshop. His talent was spotted by the famous Parisian couturier Paul Poiret. By the 1920s, he was putting shoes on "the most beautiful women in the world". He worked with major fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Balmain and Givenchy. At the end of a prodigious professional career, in the 1960s he became technical advisor to Charles Jourdan in Romans.

Dimensions without base of monumental version:
L.2,09m X H.2,65m X W.0,98m
Produced by MG Composites (Bésayes), Arsculpt, Atelier FX Déco (Choisy le Roi) and Chapsol, with the help of scenographers Jean Luc Tamisier and Sylvie Favel.

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Updated on 19/05/2023
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