HISTORY OF HIGH HEELS
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|In the Sixties, the
transfer of fashion from Paris to London began, and street style
dictated what was worn. With rising prices of leather, synthetic
materials came into the picture. Vivier, Herbert Levine and Miller
were pioneers in the use of the transparent plastic.
|At the beginning of
the Seventies platforms briefly returned, especially extravagant
platform boots. Many were thigh high and had psychedelic designs.
It was the androgynous style of "Glam Rock". It was the
designer Terry de Havilland who popularised them, and found
followers not only amongst women, but also amongst gays and
|In the Eighties,
executive women adopted the stiletto heel as a complement to the
shoulder pads of their suits, to project an image of authority and
efficiency. High heels symbolised extravagance and glamour; a way
for women to express femininity.
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