Saturday, June 5, 2010

An Interesting Website On A Hard-to-Research Topic

I recently found this site on the subject of raised-heel and platform shoes in the 15th through 17th centuries CE in Europe, with special attention paid to 16th century Italy. It includes a nice selection of illustrations (from period artwork)  as well as documentation and recommendations about how to build your own shoes.  If Italian Renaissance is your period, it's very worthwhile.  I found this courtesy of the Italian Showcase; it's the page of Francis Classe who, with Sarah Lorraine, has a costume that is currently being featured on the page.

No comments:

Post a Comment