THE HISTORY OF HIGH HEELS 1 2 3 4 5  
In the last decade of the 20th century, platforms reappeared at the hands of Vivienne Westwood and Jean-Paul Gaultier. In the Nineties, previous ideas were recycled. Just like the dressmaker, the shoe designer is a star, with Manolo Blahnik as the greatest exponent, and, as in the previous decade, the brand name is the most important thing.

Nowadays, a new generation of footwear designers exists, requested by clients and dress designers, and probably in the future this will also be the case for museums.

As well as the above-mentioned Manolo Blahnik, shoes by Joan Halpern, Maud Frizon, Beth and Herbert Levine, Andrea Pfister, Jan Jansen, Patrick Cox and Christian Louboutin, will some day be appreciated as authentic works of art.

Technology has brought new materials (microfibre, elastic fabrics,...) and it has improved the process of production, which seems to point to the fact high heels will probably be around for a long time.






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