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Pair of woman's shoes

Dark blue satin pumps with rhinestone sling backs and ankle straps. Interior woven label: Jimmy Choo. Sole: "Jimmy Choo/London/vero cuoio/Made in Italy/40."


March 18, 1999, anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, "Unforgettable: Fashion of the Oscars," lot 54, purchased by Judith Krupp, Wellesley, MA [see note 1]; gift of Krupp to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010) NOTES: [1] These shoes were sold as part of a benefit auction for AMFAR held by Christies in which dresses worn to the Academy Awards were sold. Although not listed in the catalogue, this pair of shoes accompanied lot 54, a "Mystery Dress," which would be worn by an unnamed star at the upcoming Oscar ceremony that year. Cate Blanchett ultimately wore the dress and shoes to the ceremony on Sunday, March 21, 1999 where she was nominated for Best Actress for her role in "Elizabeth."

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Hurwitz Krupp

English, 1999

Object Place

London, England


Length: 241.3 mm (9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; leather; rhinestones; plastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts