Maniatis Bottier (French, founded 1920). Boots, 1920s. Left: Black leather, gold leather trim, and black twined cotton laces. Right: Red leather with black leather trim. Both boots are from the Alfred Z. Solomon-Janet A. Sloane Endowment Fund, 2007.
This is one of the many reasons why I find fashion such FUN! In March, Adressing Fashion, by the Metropolitan Museum of Art featured these boots by Maniatis Bottier, where they talked about how fashion has a tendency to “co-opt taboo and exotic elements from other periods, cultures” as a “strategy for its constant reinvigoration”. I also see how fashion tends to bring what was once taboo and exotic into mainstream glamour, like Chanel’s thigh high boots as seen in the movie, Devil Wears Prada (2006). Continue reading ‘Taboo to mainstream’