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When the shoe was invented its purpose was to protect the foot but it is now more of a fashion accessory It has evolved and changed with the help of the designers On analysing the work of the contemporary post-modernism designer Vivienne Westwood 1941 - and the more traditional art deco designer Salvatore Ferragamo 1898 - 1960 I have found that they have both influenced shoe designs in their own particular ways I have focused on a variety of Westwoods designs from late 1980s to early 90s and Ferragamos designs from 1935 - 1947 Both designers have made eccentric and notable impacts by the style use of materials shape and colour used in the making of their shoes Vivienne Westwood was born in Derbyshire England in 1941 She began an immense career in fashion by designing and selling jewellery from a street market in London By 1971 she had opened a clothes shop with Malcolm Mc Laren which originally sold second-hand clothes from the 1950s but soon started selling punk clothes Influenced mainly by the punk movement Westwood and Mc Laren began managing the famous punk band the Sex Pistols in the seventies Inspired by the rebellion of youths and street fashion her designs have a unique perspective In 1992 Westwood was honoured with an OBE and even to this day she continues to create outrageous designs One of Westwoods most outrageous designs is her Spiked Platform Heels 1993 - 94 It has been designed using the theme of bondage The shoe is made with green and white velvet which connects in elegant wavy lines There is a long slim green velvet strip which wraps around the leg With an elegant golden glow the heel shines up and down the narrow metal four inches The toe end of the shoe is big and chunky while it works into becoming small and slim at the heel This
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