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  Manolo Blahnik
Orientalia mules
Gold metallic lizard with faux pearl and crystal bead ornament
Originally designed in 1989, England
The Museum at FIT, 98.77.4
Gift of Manolo Blahnik

The 1980s saw an explosion of color and opulence in fashion. Evening shoes were frequently bejeweled, and jewelry itself was often oversized. The concept that “less is more” was clearly rejected.



Photograph by Irving Solero, courtesy of The Museum at FIT
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