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Celebrating Margaux’s 50th Anniversary AFTER HOURS

 

INTRODUCING THE MARGAUX

 

The “Margaux Wedge” one of our most famous shoe designs. The Margaux Wedge is a high-heeled wedge sandal, characterized by its bold and eye-catching design. It typically features a tall wedge heel, often made of cork or other materials, and a platform sole at the front of the shoe. The shoe design often incorporates bright and exotic materials, such as metallic leather, snakeskin, or suede, and is known for its vibrant and colorful designs.

 

Our styles, including the Margaux, gained immense popularity among celebrities and fashion enthusiasts during the 1970s. They were seen as a symbol of the era’s flamboyant and glamorous fashion. Since its inception in 1973, the Terry de Havilland Margaux Wedge has graced the feet of countless fashion icons, rock stars, and trendsetters.

 

Meet our Margaux variations: It first started with our original 14cm Heel, 3cm Platform Margaux back in 1973. Not long after we released a shorter heel height, the Margaux Mid with an 11cm heel, 3cm platform. Alongside this came the Kitty Margaux, our first flat sandal incorperating the Margaux design. Still available to shop in our collection today.

 

 

The Inspiration…

Margaux Hemmingway

Margaux Louise Hemingway was an American fashion model and actress. She gained success as a supermodel in the mid-1970s, appearing on the covers of magazines including Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Time. She signed a million-dollar contract with Fabergé Inc. as the spokesmodel for Babe perfume.

 

SHOP THE LIMITED EDITION 50TH ANNIVERSARY MARGAUX COLLECTION 

You’re not just stepping into a pair of shoes; you’re stepping into a legacy. From the disco era to today’s fashion-forward world, this wedge has continued to stand the test of time. As a limited edition release, these iconic shoes are even more exclusive and sought-after, setting you apart as a true fashion connoisseur. This reimagining perfectly combines the classic with the contemporary, offering you the best of both worlds. The leathers have been sourced from a Leather Working Group supplier.

 

 

History of the Wedge

Wedges in women’s fashion have a long and fascinating history that dates back centuries. 

 

Ancient Egypt: Wedges in the form of platform shoes have a history dating back to ancient Egypt. The Egyptians, particularly royalty and nobility, were known to wear platform sandals made from materials like wood or cork. These early wedges were often decorated with elaborate embellishments.

 

Ancient Greece and Rome: In ancient Greece and Rome, platform sandals with cork or wooden soles were worn by both men and women. These elevated soles were considered a symbol of social status and were often adorned with various materials and decorations.

 

Medieval Europe: In the Middle Ages, chopines were a type of platform shoe popular among women in Europe. These shoes, which had extremely high platform soles, were worn to elevate the wearer above dirt and mud on the streets. They could be quite elaborate and were sometimes seen as a status symbol.

 

1930s and 1940s: Wedges experienced a resurgence in the early 20th century. Salvatore Ferragamo, an Italian shoe designer, is often credited with popularizing wedges in the 1930s. He used cork and other innovative materials to create comfortable and stylish wedge shoes. These shoes became fashionable for women during that era.

 

The 1970s marked a significant period for wedges in women’s fashion. Wedge-heeled sandals, often with bold and colorful designs, became an iconic part of the fashion landscape during this era. The Margaux Wedge, contributed to the popularity of platform wedges throughout the 70s.

 

 

SHOP THE STYLE

  • MARGAUX MID Electric Blue

    £335.00
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  • MARGAUX Mid Gold

    £335.00
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  • MARGAUX Mid Black

    £335.00
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