Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Accessorizing the BodyHabits of Being I$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Cristina Giorcelli and Paula Rabinowitz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816675784

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816675784.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MINNESOTA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.minnesota.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MNSO for personal use.date: 17 May 2022

Enchanted Sandals

Enchanted Sandals

Italian Shoes and the Post-World war ii International Scene

(p.220) 14 Enchanted Sandals
Accessorizing the Body

Vittoria C. Caratozzolo

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter opens with the story of Bettina Ballard, an American journalist for Vogue, who arrived in Rome in 1944 after serving as a Red Cross volunteer in North Africa. Once in Rome, despite the fact that it was still far from the fashionable city it would later become, the few outfits she had brought along immediately seemed démodé; they had lost their initial glamour. It considers the reasons why Ballard suddenly felt the need to update her wardrobe. The chapter also describes Harper’s Bazaar fashion editor Diana Vreeland’s discovery of “pagan sandals” during a summer trip to Capri in the mid-1930s; and the immense popularity of Italian-made shoes in the postwar years.

Keywords:   Italian shoes, Italy, fashion, Bettina Ballard, Diana Vreeland, pagan shoes, Harper’s Bazaar

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.