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Suzy Menkes

Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes is the best-known fashion journalist in the world. After 25 years commenting on fashion for the International Herald Tribune (rebranded recently as The International New York Times), Suzy Menkes now writes exclusively for Vogue online, covering fashion worldwide.

Scene by Suzy: Fishing For Compliments: Artfully Witty Shoes

A Roman artisan’s thoroughly modern Sixties experiments

25 Июля 2014

A vintage mule by Albanese
A vintage mule by Albanese

How can a court shoe balance on a metal ring, instead of a heel? Or rest its height and strength on a glass bauble, sliced in half with an upturned triangle completing the balancing act?

Just when you thought that nothing new could be done with a shoe, there was a ballerina with a fishhead, a scaly leather upper part — the whole resting on another glass bauble like a fish eye.

The “fish” shoe beside an Albanese archive image
The “fish” shoe beside an Albanese archive image

 
To me, the most amazing thing about the shoes designed by Armando Albanese is that they were made in the Sixties and Seventies, to walk Roman red carpets in the Dolce Vita years. Brigitte Bardot, Claudia Cardinale, Sophia Loren and Ava Gardner all wore his shoes.

If I had the money, I would bet on the classic shoemakers re-working their original ideas to create footwear that looks joyous, witty and — heaven be praised — earable.
 
Albanese vintage shoes
Albanese vintage shoes
 
Where did I find them? At the Artisanal Intelligence exhibition at Altaroma. Its curators, Clara Tosi Pamphili and Alessio de Navasques, chose to include vintage shoe brand Albanese as a means of creating a future from the “Made in Italy” history, bridging the past and present.
 
It was staged in the new modern-art gallery of Giacomo Guidi, which will officially open in September, a contemporary space in the Trastevere area framed by the Tiber and the botanical gardens.
 
Albanese vintage shoe
Albanese vintage shoe
 
If I had the money — part two: I would sponsor a year-round dedicated site to face off established artists and young designers. When the applied arts are inspired by film and touched by artistic hands, you get a powerful creative energy.
 
And great shoes.
 
Albanese vintage shoes
Albanese vintage shoes

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