Women From The Ankle Down: The Story Of Shoes And How They Define Us

Paperback | June 4, 2013

byRachelle Bergstein

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Rachelle Bergstein brings readers along on a unique and delightful romp through the history of shoes, the women who wear them, and the profound impact they have on our lives.

Women from the Ankle Down includes interviews and cameos with influential figures ranging from Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava to Oscar Award–winning costume designer Patrizia van Brandenstein, from Doc Martens historian Martin Roach to Fashion Institute of Technology museum director Valerie Steele; from Marilyn Monroe and Jane Fonda to Salvador Ferragamo and Christian Dior; from Judy Garland to Wonder Woman.

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Rachelle Bergstein brings readers along on a unique and delightful romp through the history of shoes, the women who wear them, and the profound impact they have on our lives.Women from the Ankle Down includes interviews and cameos with influential figures ranging from Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava to Oscar Award–winning costume designer Pat...

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What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, Women from the Ankle Down seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century.The tale begins in the rur...

Rachelle Bergstein graduated in 2003 from Vassar College. She works as an editorial consultant for a literary agency in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, her cat, and her shoes.Women from the Ankle Downis her first book. You can follow her on Twitter @RaBergstein.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:June 4, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061969680

ISBN - 13:9780061969683

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“Engaging….A charmingly interwoven story of the past 100 years, detailing a bit of the psychology behind different styles as well as the fame that drives the fates of a variety of soles and heels.”