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Mules

Pierre Yantorny

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

An interpretation of the babouche, the traditional heelless Turkish slipper associated with the harem, this style was especially appropriate for the Western boudoir. It was custom made for Rita de Acosta Lydig, whose idiosyncratic taste in fashion embraced an Orientalist aesthetic. Similar to that on Turkish examples, the embroidered fabric is probably authentic.

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  • Title: Mules
  • Creator: Pierre Yantorny
  • Fashion House: Yantorny
  • Date Created: 1914/1919, 1914-19
  • Type: shoes
  • External Link: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Collection Online
  • Medium: silk, metal
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mercedes de Acosta, 1953
  • Creator Death Date: 1936
  • Creator Birth Date: 1874
  • Accession Number: 2009.300.1459a, b

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