This year, we've created a special shoe to coincide with the launch of our new book, The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking.
The idea came about from the shoes we created for Maggie to wear with the 1780 Italian gown - white Dunmores dyed bright red with the heels painted white. Originally only available in black wool or white cotton sateen, the allure of one of our most popular 18th century shoes in leather seemed too ripe to pass up. So here they are, our special holiday shoe: Red & White Leather Dunmore!
|Red Dunmores featuring the new Forget Me Not 18th century shoe buckles by Sign of the Grey Horse|
|Red Leather Shoes, 1770-1789, Met Museum|
|"Dunmore" 18th Century Shoes in red pebbled leather with white binding and white leather heels. Shown here with "Fleur" 18th Century Shoe Buckles. AmericanDuchess.com|
|Bob Blunt in Amaze, or Female Fashionable Follies, 1776, British Museum|
|The Fair Penitent, April 1781, British Museum|
|The Wishing Females, 1780s, American Antiquarian|
|Georgian Gorgeous - "Dunmore" 18th Century Shoes in red leather trimmed in white.|