Shoes, Laws, & Ladies

Costume History, Fashion History

It’s January. It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s a long time til summer. What’s a girl to do? Distract herself with SHOES, of course!

More specifically, distract herself with the social, moral, and sexual implications of the Renaissance mother-of-all-shoes, the pianelle. BEHOLD:


Early 17th century, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. [image source]