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If you love shoes—and who doesn't?—you know that nothing says as much about a woman’s style as her taste in footwear. Long before Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, Beth Levine was designing shoes that were objects of desire and even lust.

Levine, who introduced mules, stilettos, and fashion boots to the American market, was a visionary. Born a farmgirl, she took her desig
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Stewart, Tabori and Chang (first published April 1st 2009)
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Arielle Walker
Beautifully laid out, beautifully photographed and beautifully written. Some very quirky (unwearable, even) shoes but most are stunning, and it's really interesting to know these little extra bits of fashion history - such as, who is the inspiration for for those super thin stiletto heels I gaze at longingly every time I go past a shoe store...
WORN Fashion Journal
Collected by Blahnik and lauded by Louboutin, Beth Levine is one of the unsung deisgn heroes of shoe history. The late Levine was a show model whose ideas were stomped on by male footwear execs; in her time “it seemed right that a shoemaker was a man.” So, when she designed shoes for her own label in 1949, it was named Herbert Levine after her husband and business partner. Levine refused to sell uncomfortable shoes for women, testing every pair herself – turning shoes from sadomasochistic tootsi ...more
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