'The Shoes of Tomorrow' - London, 1957
Narration from the intro to a 1957 film about The Shoes of Tomorrow (read in a Terrance and Philip voice):
"To find a possible answer to the controversy as to who dictates fashion - designers or the women who wear them (Ed. note: we know the answer to that one and it ain't us) - we go behind the scenes now to a leading shoe store where the shoes of tomorrow are created. Here ideas that are either borrowed from the past and adapted to modern requirements or others that are products of their own vivid imaginations are actually brought to life.
"Designers are given free reign to their ideas without thought of what will eventually go into the shop window. Consequently, we find that some of these creations might go straight into production while others remain as they are for years, until it's thought that the public taste is right for it."
I wonder if there are still boxes of shoes sitting there in a back room waiting for us to finally deem them 'right'?
Putting on old-style Victorian high button boots that require a button hook to fasten them:
What are those weird seamed stockings on her feet?
"For glamourous special evenings, a sandal called Rose Petal..."
"...If they were awkward to walk in, what about these Chinese shoes of the last century?"
Getting ready for a night out she accessorises her ears...
...and her shoes