AMAZING 1970's Wonder Wedge Bonnie Smith for Kimel Platform Heels
I am not normally one that uses bad language a lot. But very bad words flew out of my mouth when I found these BEAUTIFUL 1970's platform heels! Not only are they stunning..but they are from rigt here in Los Angeles, at the Kimel Shoe factory. Moshe (Morris) Kimel designed the first modern version of the platform heel for none other than Marlene dietrich in the 1930's! Mr.Kimel, a Jew, escaped Berlin with his family and made their way to the US in 1939 and opened their factory here in L.A. His designs became the hot topic with the Beverly Hills elite. One of the company's designers was Bonnie (Goetz) Smith. A graduate of Philadelphia's Moore College of Art and design, founded in 1848...the first and ONLY visual arts college for women!
These gorgeous shoes were designed by Bonnie for the Kimel shoe company's line, Wonder Wedge! Just by looking at her photo when she was 62, you can see that design is in her DNA. This particular pair is covered in smooth polished cotton with the best color story of dusty mauve, milky grape, moldy blue berry, toasted almond, aged indigo, charcoal, blushing cheeks, and espresso. Look at the soft scoop in the back of the heel! Let me just say...they are SO COMFORTABLE to wear. I was shocked. Sadly they are too big for me..I am a 7.5..and there's an extra inch of length when I walk in them. Lovely condition with some light dirt marks that actually blend in with the pattern of...birds, moths, floral desgins and hanging berries. 10 inches in length and 4 inches at widest ball of foot measured from the inside. Almost 6 inches from heel to bottom of wedge and the bottom meashy is 8 inches long. Solid, strong and ready to take you places!