"Beth Levine Shoes" is a showcase of gorgeous, full-colour photographs of Beth Levine's ground breaking shoe design and the story of this pioneering woman who went from Long Island farm girl to shoemaker for stars such as Nancy Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Barbra Streisand. Although she was a truly visionary designer, Levine's shoes were sold under her husband's name because female shoe designers were unheard of in her time.
This book will give her the credit she deserves for her fashion-forward work, including introducing mules, stilettos, and fashion boots to the American market. Her work is featured in museums around the world. Her designs are still setting trends today and in photographs look as fresh now as when they were first produced.
The book features more than 60 full-page photographs of Levine's shoes - sexy, sensual, and playful - accompanied by quotes, a biography of Levine and archival material.
About the Author
Helene Verin is an award-winning designer of shoes, wallpaper, rugs, pillows, and tiles, her work appearing in countless books, publications, online, and on television. Verin is an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and has a professional certificate in fashion appraisal from New York University. She met Beth Levine in the late 1970s. Recognized as the expert on Levine, she has a collection of over 180 pair of shoes, and an exhaustive archive of her work. She lives in New York City.
About the Photographer
David Hamsley is a New York-based still life photographer specializing in cosmetics, fragrance, jewellery and, of course, shoes. When not taking pictures, he can be found digging around shops and garages for some forgotten record to add to his extensive album collection.
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st May 2009
Dimensions (cm): 27.3 x 21.6 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 1.06