Style Glossary


Louis Heel

Crafted for the 5 foot 3 Louis XIV, France's "Sun King," in order to make him look taller and, thus, more imposing, these unisex hourglass-shaped heels were flamboyantly decorated to indicate one's privilege. A pair of circa 1660 heels Louis XIV owned were 5 inches tall and ornately decorated with battle scenes.

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