|In the last decade
of the 20th century, platforms reappeared at the hands of Vivienne
Westwood and Jean-Paul Gaultier. In the Nineties, previous ideas
were recycled. Just like the dressmaker, the shoe designer is a
star, with Manolo Blahnik as the greatest exponent, and, as in the
previous decade, the brand name is the most important thing.
Nowadays, a new
generation of footwear designers exists, requested by clients and
dress designers, and probably in the future this will also be the
case for museums.
As well as the
above-mentioned Manolo Blahnik, shoes by Joan Halpern, Maud Frizon,
Beth and Herbert Levine, Andrea Pfister, Jan Jansen, Patrick Cox
and Christian Louboutin, will some day be appreciated as authentic
works of art.
brought new materials (microfibre, elastic fabrics,...) and it has
improved the process of production, which seems to point to the
fact high heels will probably be around for a long time.