Shoemakers Cavallera, Sacchetti, Beltramo, protagonists of a century of fashion in Turin
Female shoes with decorative oval plaque
Born in 1882, Michele Beltramo has his Turin workshop in Corso Duca di Genova, today's Corso Stati Uniti. At the end of the Twenties he moves to via Santa Teresa 11, taking over the shop and the equipment of Hermann Sola, a manufacturer of sport footwear. Michele's son, Emanuele continues the father's business and wins an Academy Award for footwear in 1964.
Womens Mule Slippers part of Anna Maria Cavallera's nuptial trousseau
The dense decoration of coloured quilting on the shoes' uppers, creating sophisticated colour grading effects, was conceived by Bartolomeo Cavallera and became a staple design characteristic of Aldo Sacchetti's craftsmanship in Turin. These slippers were part of Anna Maria Cavallera's nuptial trousseau.
Womens shoes without uppers
Shoes without uppers with special snap fasteners between the inside and outside of the sole that secure the tights. Created for the catwalks of Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the tips of the shoes reveal Florence's lily (fleur-de-lys). The coloured tights were fastened to a garter, visible below the hem of short dresses.
Former model Wanda Maifredi, protagonist of fashion in Turin between the 60s and the 70s