Black Suede Stilettos 5 B Narrow Designer Rao Koury HandMade Pilgrim Pumps 1950s 1960s High Heel Shoes Mr Herbert Couture Footwear New York

Black Suede Stilettos 5 B Narrow Designer Rao Koury HandMade Pilgrim Pumps 1950s 1960s High Heel Shoes Mr Herbert Couture Footwear New York


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Vintage 1950s / 1960s Black Suede Stilettos. Size 5 B Narrow. Designer Rao Koury handmade pilgrim pumps. Stunning haute couture, high heel shoes. Mr Herbert Registered Couture Footwear New York, custom made shoes for Marilyn Monroe. His red leather pumps worn by Marilyn were auctioned off in 2012. Pointed toe, black suede permanent shoe clips with silver metal oval over thick elastic band. Insole fully leather lined, suede heel grip, finely finished piped edge, leather sole, half round spike heel.

Clean & Ready to Wear!

Clean & Ready to Wear!
It is far better to use the measurements offered than the labeled size
Internal length: 9 inches (23 CM)
External Width: 2.5 inches (CM)
Heel Height: 4 inches (CM)
Posted size: 5 B/AAAA
Brand: Mr Herbert Registered Couture Footwear
Designer: Rao Koury
Shop: N/A
Materials: Appear to be all leather/ suede. Unlabeled.
Circa: 1950s / 60s
Colours: Black
Country of Origin: USA / New York
Condition: Excellent vintage condition, a couple of very minor mars, one clip is a bit loose. Numbers written in magic marker on sole (will try to remove)

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Mr Herbert's made handmade (basically haute couture) shoes for women with unusually shaped feet in the 1920s. At some point top couture shoe designers started producing shoes under his name. In the 1950s and 1960s movie stars were wearing his shoes, from Marilyn Monroe to Mae West. I patched together this info from a ton of research based in snippets of information here and there. Rao Koury was a well known designer, that apparently handmade shoes from the 40s - the 60s under various brands.

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Black Suede Stilettos 5 B Narrow Designer Rao Koury HandMade Pilgrim Pumps 1950s 1960s High Heel Shoes Mr Herbert Couture Footwear New York

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