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From the Muslin Disease to chopines and fashion braces, a look at the deadliest fashion trends throughout history.

16th & 17th century shoes. To keep your feet above the crap (literally) in the streets

Shoes (Chopines) Italy Silk, metal “The chopine was a tall clog worn in primarily in Venice to elevate the lady above both the dirt and the hoi polloi of the street. While relatively few shoes survive from the period of the to

Woman’s platform shoes (or chopines) Italian (Venice), 1590–1610 Tooled leather over wood, with metallic braid and silk tassels

Pair of women's platform shoes (chopines) Italian (Venetian), Venice, Italy Dimensions x x 24 cm x 6 x 9 in.) Medium or Technique Tooled leather over wood, with metallic braid and silk tassels Classification Costumes Accession Number

Top: An extremely tall Venetian chopine made from wood covered in white leather with minimal ornamentation. Courtesy the Bata Shoe Museum. Above: A closer view of wooden Venetian chopines covered in leather, circa 1740s. Via the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Top: An extremely tall Venetian chopine made from wood covered in white leather with minimal ornamentation. Courtesy the Bata Shoe Museum. Above: A closer view of wooden Venetian chopines covered in leather, circa Via the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

late 16th century Chopine. Chopines were usually worn as overshoes to protect the shoes and dress from mud. The height of the chopine became a symbolic reference to the cultural and social standing of the wearer; the higher the chopine, the higher the status of the wearer

'Chopine' (stamped leather trimmed with silk braid over wooden platform) early century, Italian (Venice).

Styltsko för dam, s.k. venetiansk kurtisansko. Datering  1600 cirka Oh My Goodness!!! Talk about an ankle breaker!!!

Styltsko för dam, s.k. venetiansk kurtisansko. Datering 1600 cirka Oh My Goodness!!! Talk about an ankle breaker!!!

Chopines, a type of platform shoes used to keep clothing hems away from the dirt of streets.

These Venetian chopines (ca are made of pine-wood. A chopine is a type of women's platform shoe that was popular in the and centuries. Chopines were originally used as a patten, clog, or overshoe to protect the shoes and dress from mud and street soil.

A chopine is a type of women's platform shoe that was popular in the and centuries. Chopines were originally used as a patten, clog, or overshoe to protect the shoes and dress from mud and street soil.

Chopines, photographed in the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries at the V&A, London, 2014, Punched kid leather over carved pine, Venice, Italy, c.1600 V&A: T.48+A—1914 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain - Victoria and Albert Museum. Punched kid leather over carved pine, Venice, Italy,

Chopine, velvet cover, 1580-1620, Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, www.aands.org/raisedheels

A chopine in the Italian style, from the Bata Shoe museum. This particular piece is covered with velvet, metal studs, and gilt and silver l.

super old-school platforms :)

These century venetian beauties were popular in the upper echelons of society over 400 years before the armadillo heel craze hit our news feeds. they’re called chopines and shoemakers crafted them to keep the wearer’s feet mud free.

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