Pair of shoes, Lilley & Skinner

Pair of shoes, Lilley & Skinner

Pair of shoes
Lilley & Skinner (manufacturers)
About 1925
Belgium
Gold kid, painted and lined with grey kid
Museum no. T.125&A-1962

This pair of ladies' evening shoes, in gold kid, is painted and lined with grey kid. It is labelled 'Hand made expressly in Belgium for Lilley & Skinner Ltd., London', and painted with a pattern of multi-coloured sprigs.

The 1920s produced some of the most exciting shoes of the century, with tremendous variety in cut, colour and ornamentation. Most shoes were high-heeled, even for dancing, necessitating straps over the instep. Bright colour mixes reached a peak by 1925.