Thursday, 14 July 2011

Rainbows by Salvatore Ferragamo & Jeffrey Campbell

After previously writing a bit about Salvatore Ferragamo (see two posts ago!), I began looking up his old designs.  While admiring his beautiful creations, I noticed something weird.  A pair of famous platform shoes that he designed for Judy Garland in 1938 resembled a pair I had seen recently.
By Salvatore Ferragamo, c. 1938 

By Jeffrey Campbell, c. 2011

Hm.  I'm not sure how I feel about this. Is it a fashion moment of "What goes around comes around"? Is it a blatant ripoff? Is it a homage to the late shoe genius?  Either way, it makes me uncomfortable, although I love both designers.  If you've got an opinion, let me know in the comments section. I'd love to hear someone else's take on this.

- Shannon

1 comment:

  1. While the original is iconic and ‘wow’ the copy is sadly tacky and badly made…..leave it to the real designers Jeffery.