Saturday, 25 July 2009

Delman Platform Evening Clogs 1938

Delman introduced the platform evening clogs shown above in 1938 they were intended for the small woman to wear at the theatre or opera or at a dinner party. The evening sandals below are c1948

Herman Delman opened his first shop in Hollywood in 1919 after working for his father in Portland Oregon who had very conservative taste. The Hollywood shop was closely followed by another in New York. He began to design shoes and hired other designers to create a new line that was young and fashionable. His influence
on English shoe design and sizes and fittings in the 1930s was considerable. Delman signed Roger Vivier under an exclusive contract in 1938 but the war got in the way, they worked together in 1941 and on and off again for several years. Delman also had strong associations with Rayne in the 1950s and 60s. The company is still very successful today.


MissMatilda said...

Now, I'm so glad I found you, this is one amazing post.

I found you because of "Maggie Lockwood" who is my favourite British star (lady)

Miss Rayne said...

So glad you like!!
Pat Roc is my favourite lady, coming soon to a blog near you.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

What fun shoes! Though I would wear those during the day, not the evening. It is funny how things change.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife