Author(s): Tamsin Blanchard
Statistics show that the average woman owns 20 pairs of shoes and more than half of them are never worn. Some own as many as 100 pairs. "The Shoe" will appeal to these women as well as those who have bought the same pair of shoes in every colour or the latest pair of trainers without the slightest desire to go jogging. Newly updated with the most current designers and the celebrities that wear them, "The Shoe" reveals the fascinating facts about the craftsmanship behind the industry as well as profiles on the world's most coveted and iconic designer brands thorough fascinating, concise text and over 200 sumptuous images of the shoes. Celebrating the enduring classics that have helped define the styles of today, as well as the latest trends, this book is every footwear fetishist's dream. Discover the history of heels, the range of styles available and an A-Z of brands from the triumverate of Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin to legendary classics Ferragamo, Gucci and Prada, to fashion favourites such as Nicholas Kirkwood, Nicholas Kirkwood, Giuseppe Zanotti and Pierre Hardy.
Tamsin Blanchard was formerly fashion editor at the Independent and is currently style director at the Telegraph Magazine. Tamsin has written for the Observer, Vogue, Marie Claire and US Harper's Bazaar. She has taught fashion journalism at Central Saint Martins and the University of Westminster and is the author of six books, including Antonio Berardi: Sex and Sensibility and Green is the New Black.
Introduction; No Pain, No Gain; The Who's Who of Shoes; The A-Z of Shoes; Address Book; Index; Acknowledgements.