Jacqueline Kennedy's High Heeled Pumps
Jacqueline Kennedy's personally owned and worn pair of cream colored, kid leather high heeled designer shoes with brown leather soles Gilt tooled leather labels on both insoles imprinted: "Ferrario e C., San Vittore Olona, Italy." The tags also list the cities of Brussels, Berlin, Paris, New York, Amsterdam, and London. Both are stamped on the soles as size "40" and "Made in Italy." The shoes measure 10" long and 6" tall at their highest point. In very good condition, with expected general wear from frequent use. Accompanied by a letter of provenance tracing the history of these shoes, stating that they were originally given to White House limo driver John J. 'Muggsy' O'Leary. Muggsy later gave them to his friend, the manager of a Capitol Hill bookstore called Trover Shop, who passed them down through her family; they were then sold by a niece in 2014. Similar shoes have fetched as much as $30,000!
Jackie, who wore a size 10 or 10 ½ shoe, made flats trendy and popular. “She wanted to be beautiful and elegant, but she also didn’t want to tower over diplomats who came from other countries, so she began wearing shorter heels,” Porterfield said. In a letter written to her personal shopper Marita O’Connor in Bergdorf Goodman’s millinery department around December 1960, Jackie requests a pair of alligator shoes “size 10A—medium heel—slender—pointed toe but not too exaggerated—no tricky vamp business—usually I get Italian shoes at Eugenia of Florence—so you know the style I like—elegant and timeless."
Accompanied by superb provenance, and will include two letters of detailed provenance describing the chain of custody WE
This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.
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