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Author Name    Bergstein, Rachelle.

Title   WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Harper 2012

ISBN Number    0061969613 / 9780061969614

Illustrator   Nami Matsuo Scott.

Seller ID   29211

284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoe-maker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trend-setter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Beginnng with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation move-ment and culminated in the new millenium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik, (it) is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern woman and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their lives." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - also tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of hinges, minor rubbing.

Shoes,  Footwear,  Fashion,  Boots,  Adidas,  Athletic  Shoes,  Fred  Astaire,  Barbarella,  Bata  Shoe  Museum,  Manolo  Blahnik,  Manolos,  Empowerment,  Go-go  Boots,  Jeffrey  Campbell,  Chinese  Foot-Binding,  Jimmy  Choo,  Jimmy  Choos,  Cinderella,  Fairy  Tales,  Clueless,  Comic  Books,  Nik  Cohn,  Converse,  Chuck  Taylors,  Cuban  Heels,  Christian  Dior,  Doc  Martens,  Skinheads,  Double  Indemnity,  Fast  Times  At  Ridgemount  High  Feminism,  Femme  Fatale,  Salvatore  Ferragamo,  Platform  Shoes,  Women's  Feet,  Social  History,  Film  Industry,  Audrey  Hepburn,  Flats,  Jane  Fonda,  Judy  Garland,  Movie  Stars,  Glass  Slipper,  Grunge  Music,  Halston,  Hello  Stiletto,  High  Heels,  Bianca  Jagger,  Charles  Jourdan,  Jacqueline  Kennedy,  Noel  Langley,  Christian  Louboutin,  Louboutins,  Courtney  Love,  William  Moulton  Marston,  Mary  Janes,  Kindershore  Style,  Elevated  Shoes,  MGM  Studios,  Marily  Monroe,  New  Look,  Nike,  Shoe  Rationing,  World  War  II,  Shoe  Styles,  Varga  Girl,  Ruby  Slippers,  Wonder  Woman,  Beatniks,  Birkenstocks,  American  Punk  Rock,  Platform  Shoes,  Rocky  Horror  Picture  Shoe,  Pornography,  Sarah  Jessica  Parker,  Saturday  Night  Fever,  Postman  Always  Rings  Twice,  Power  Pump,  Mary  Quant,  Reeboks,  Yves  Saint  Laurent,  Sandals,  Elizabeth  Semmelhack,  Seven  Year  Itch,  Sex  And  The  City,  Popular  Culture,  Louis  XIV,  Pop  Culture,  Designer  Shoes,  Nancy  Sinatra,  These  Boots  Are  Made  For  Walking,  Dorothy's  Ruby  Slippers,  Wizard  Of  Oz,  Sneakers,  Stilettos,  John  Travolta,  Lana  Turner,  Van  Doren,  Vans,  Alberto  Vargas,  John  Varvatos,  Roger  Vivier,  Vogue,  Patrizia  Von  Brandenstein,  Wedges,  Wedgies,  Carrie  Bradshaw. 

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