Pair of black stiletto heel shoes by Charles Jourdan from Mae's Millinery Shop

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A pair of black satin close-toed shoes with stiletto heels and an ankle strap that is sewn in a cross at the back of the ankle and closes at the exterior of the ankle with a metal buckle. The insoles and the interior of the toes and straps are made from cream colored leather. The bottoms of the shoes are made of wood painted black. Gold type on the insole of each shoe reads "CHARLES JOURDAN / PARIS / MADE IN FRANCE".
Topic
African American
Business
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Women
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Manufactured by
Charles Jourdan, French, founded 1919
Owned by
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Medium
satin, leather, wood, and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (a): 6 1/4 × 3 × 8 5/8 in. (15.9 × 7.6 × 21.9 cm)
H x W x D (b): 6 1/4 × 3 × 8 5/8 in. (15.9 × 7.6 × 21.9 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Place collected
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
1941-1994
Type
pumps (shoes)
Object number
2016.48.104ab