André Perugia

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André Perugia
Born 1893
Nice, France
Died November 1977
Cannes, France
Nationality french
Occupation Shoe designer

André Perugia (1893-1977) was a French shoe designer. Perugia was born in Nice, France in 1893 of Italian parentage. He trained in his father's workshop and at the age of 16, in 1909, he opened a shop in Paris where he sold handmade shoes. He worked with designers including Paul Poiret, I. Miller, Charles Jourdan, Jacques Fath, Callot Soeurs and Hubert de Givenchy.

He patented removable heel footwear in 1956.

Perugia's trademark "heel-less" shoe
1950 "Homage to Picasso" sandal

He wrote a book "From Eve to Rita Hayworth" in which he said that the way to unveil a woman's personality was to study her feet.

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