Fragonard’s Swing

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Wills Fancy Billy Shoes

Manolo says, these shoes from the Will’s Fancy, they are the sort of pretty Rococo slipper that might be kicked into the air from the delicate foot of the beautiful girl.

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13 Responses to “Fragonard’s Swing”




  1. Mme Dogma Says:

    The lovely whimsy of these shoes, they make me want to weep that such beauty exists in the world. Yet, never would I kick such a slipper into the bushes, even from a romantic flowery swing. They would be cherished and treated with my undying adoration.




  2. The Scarlett Says:

    These shoes are very fragonard! Just imagine if did kick such a shoe into the shrubbery! The frantic searching of the footmen would be intense!




  3. M Says:

    Manolo, please reveal–art history major?




  4. tia nieve Says:

    Tia nieve is charmed by the Fragonard reference! It brings back her old days studying the History of Costume.




  5. coolchiq Says:

    Aaah – that is such a perfect comparison!




  6. Starphuck Says:

    Oh! Darling, Manolo… Yes.. Yes, you’ve insisted and I shall allow you to ship the first pair to me. Granted those are diamonds, not rhinestones? I daresay I have an allergy to anything faux-glam. Now quickly, dear, I am waiting.




  7. Bridget Says:

    I see by the previous posts that these shoes have enchanted others besides me… I would jealously guard these shoes if I owned them (especially the classic brown pair).




  8. will gaston Says:

    Mme. Dogma,
    May I offer you the hankie to dry the tears of joy, assuming you weep for the green, pink, & yellow?




  9. Clare Says:

    Ah, Manolo, surely you know the saucy secret of the Fragonard’s Swing? The elegant ladies of the 17th century wore many of the silky, frilly slips and undergarments, but not the undergarment we commonly refer to today as “the underpants.” So the young aristocrat on the ground, he is getting quite a view!




  10. JessicaMelusine Says:

    Oh, how I love a Fragonard reference…and oh, how I am in love again with the pink pair…*swoon*.




  11. Esther Says:

    So, so lovely! The coveting has begun.




  12. meg Says:

    I want a pair of these in size 10, if you know of anyone ping me at once. Please email me mfreiermuth at yahoo dot com.




  13. Angela Says:

    These are gorgeous shoes. The craftsmanship is remarkable.













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