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Naked Shoe : the Artistry of Mabel Julianelli - JULIANELLI  JANE

Naked Shoe

the Artistry of Mabel Julianelli

Hardcover Published: 20th February 2011
ISBN: 9781851496396
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book is far more than just a photography catalogue, in the sense that it will depict, both in pictures and biographical text, the life and work of Mabel Julianelli, starting as a pattern designer in Brooklyn, NY. Beginning with her student years studying commercial art at Pratt Institute in the 1920s, and spanning her 40-plus year career, Mabel Julianelli, with her husband and partner Charles Julianelli, is credited with many constructional, interpretative, and fashion firsts. Her 1950 Coty Award-winning naked evening sandal, which had versions into the 1960s and 1970, is vital today due to the resurgence of ballroom dancing (i.e. 'Dancing With The Stars'): a style Mabel Julianelli first designed at a time when nobody wore sandals as evening wear. Mabel Julianelli's 1940s wedge sandal patent was referenced by Nike, Inc. in the 1990s and her shoe designs and ornaments were referenced by Jimmy Choo Ltd. in 2004-2006, among others. Mabel Julianelli's forte was the wearable, comfortable construction of shoes so it is no wonder that today's shoe companies have referenced her 1940s patents. Even though the central theme of the book is the portrayal the shoe and the work of the designer, there is an incredible love affair between Mabel and Charles Julianelli that provides the backbone of the story, illustrating the times they lived in, through their extended teamwork, their controversial marriage, their Coty Award years, their friendships in the fashion world, their time spent with the Abstract Artists of East Hampton, NY, through the death of Charles, and the solitary years which followed for Mabel. Mrs. Julianelli is still known today among fashion people, and very much revered in fashion teaching schools such as Parsons and FIT, as well as the museums that have collected her shoes. In addition to that there is an awareness of Mabel Julianelli's style and knowledge of her signature trends by people all over the US and Canada, selling them in their vintage shops or from their living rooms. This book is not only for the fashionista or the cosmopolitan alone, but will have a much wider reach throughout the country and the world. AUTHOR: Jane Julianelli is the daughter of Mabel Julianelli, Coty Award-winning shoe couturier of Julianelli Inc., whose shoes are part of a permanent collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology. SELLING POINTS: Illustrated biography on the life and work of Mabel Julianelli, Coty Award-winning shoe couturier of Julianelli Inc., whose designs are celebrated the world over ILLUSTRATIONS 65 colour 120 b/w illustrations *

"Do not miss the opportunity to revel in this story that reveals part of what made the fashion business a powerhouse in New York City. This love story-on so many levels-would be a great and thoughtful gift to anyone involved in the fashion business or even just someone who believes in happy endings." --Jeffrey Felner, New York Journal of Books

ISBN: 9781851496396
ISBN-10: 1851496394
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 20th February 2011
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 24.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 1.38