Charles Jourdan strappy leather shoes, c.1980
I don't know who invented the high heel, but all women owe him a lot—Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe, our modern sex goddess, was simply stating what women have known for centuries: high heels can turn a demure Miss into a sexy vamp. It all started with Catherine de Medici, who was only 15 when she married in 1533. Taking a courtesan's advice, Catherine wore high heels to appear more mature at the ceremony.
High heels make the legs seem longer in proportion to body size. They carry a sexual frisson. (See the finale of the 1978 move Grease.) The very short skirts of the 1980s drew even more attention to high heels as part of "the look."
These sensational Charles Jourdan shoes feature 4" high heels. They are fashioned from burgundy kid leather with matching reptile straps. The shoes come with the original red Jourdan box.
Are these fabulous shoes right for you? That is like wondering if you can afford a yacht. If you have to ask, the answer is "No." The shoes will not cover a lot of mileage, but they will get you where you want to go!
The condition is mint. The shoes have never been worn.
The size is marked 7.