Black patent leather and velvet bootsSwedish, 1890-1920BSM P89.19
Black patent leather and velvet boots
Swedish, 1890-1920
BSM P89.19

High Stepping

Paris Nightlife

By the 1890s, Paris was the cultural centre of the world. The avant-garde congregated in the cafés at night, while Parisian dancers titillated imaginations with the can-can, a dance that revealed glamorous boots among other items of clothing. The dawn of the high-heeled boot dates to this period of exuberance.
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