Tuesday, August 06, 2002

The Taj Mahal of shoe stores...

Me again. I'm here to confess that even though I really shouldn't have, I was naughty and bought some vintage 60s shoes on ebay. I really need them for a special event coming up (more on that in a day or two!) and they ended up being much cheaper than buying something new here, even with postage.

But how thrilled was I to discover that the designer, Joseph LaRose, used to make bespoke shoes for the likes of Joan Crawford and Jayne Mansfield? After his death in 2000, some shoes & matching handbags went for $3000 at Sotheby's! You can see some of the shoes here and read the obituary from his local Jacksonville paper here.


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