Shoe of the Month-J’adore Dior

J’adore Dior

These beautiful blue/grey satin court shoes sporting a bow and diamante trim were made under the Christian Dior label for Harrods, London, in about 1955.

Christian Dior is famous for designing the New Look in 1947. Characteristics of this new look were a jacket nipped in at the waist and a wide flowing skirt. A hat, gloves and of course a pair of court shoes with pointed toes and stiletto heels completed the look.


J'adore Dior

J’adore Dior

Shoe designer Roger Vivier usually takes the credit for inventing the stiletto heel. As shoe designer to Christian Dior from 1953, Vivier designed bespoke shoes for Dior’s couture collection as well as models for a ready-made series that carried both of their names on the label.


Shoe of the Month – Starlight Sparkle

Starlight Sparkle

Be a glamour puss this Christmas and twinkle those toes with this delightful pair of gold Lurex court shoes with a decorative buckle tab.

These shoes were worn by local woman Rosemary Jarrett and were donated to the collection by her daughter.

The shoes were manufactured by Saxone and would have been perfect for a festive occasion. They were sold under the brand name ‘Starlight Room’ in the 1960s and 1970s.

Starlight Room Court Shoe

Starlight Room Court Shoe

Happy Christmas and a Shoe-perb New Year from everyone at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery!