Wednesday, February 17, 2010


What do Blake Lively, Marilyn Monroe & Anne Hathaway have in common, besides fame? They’re Delman girls.

While the New York based luxury label doesn’t attract the media hype other labels do, the brand was synonymous with footwear innovation in the 1940s and 1950s.

Established by Herman Delman in 1918, Delman, one of the oldest salon footwear brands, designs for the sophisticated, discerning woman who wants to be effortlessly chic.

As Herman Delman himself said, "Delman means a shoe stylized in sophisticated taste - not garish, not over-conservative - a thoroughly wearable shoe."

The 91-year-old company will be the subject of an exhibit, running from March 9th – April 10th at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology NY, “Scandal Sandals & Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes.”

The exhibit, curated by some of the school’s graduate students, is intended to show their stylish history through some 50 pairs of shoes in addition to print advertisements, newsreel footage & other design illustrations dating from 1926 through 2007.

You can find Delman in the US department stores; Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman & Saks Fifth Avenue – as well as couture salon specialty shops throughout the United States & abroad.

For more information go to Delman Online.

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