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Fragonard’s Swing | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Fragonard’s Swing

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.

13 Responses to “Fragonard’s Swing”

  1. Mme Dogma May 19, 2005 at 1:50 pm #

    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 May 19, 2005 at 3:03 pm #

    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 May 19, 2005 at 3:50 pm #

    Manolo, please reveal–art history major?

  4. tia nieve May 19, 2005 at 4:21 pm #

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

  5. coolchiq May 19, 2005 at 5:48 pm #

    Aaah – that is such a perfect comparison!

  6. Starphuck May 19, 2005 at 9:00 pm #

    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 May 19, 2005 at 9:12 pm #

    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 May 19, 2005 at 9:52 pm #

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

  9. Clare May 20, 2005 at 10:19 am #

    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 May 21, 2005 at 8:54 am #

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

  11. Esther May 23, 2005 at 1:16 pm #

    So, so lovely! The coveting has begun.

  12. meg July 9, 2006 at 10:11 pm #

    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 July 21, 2006 at 10:12 am #

    These are gorgeous shoes. The craftsmanship is remarkable.