These women’s gold 'Jill' boots are made of burnished gold leather with grey-blue accents. They were crafted by George Esquivel for Wear LACMA. George Esquivel has been designing custom-made shoes since 1994. Esquivel is a modern American workshop specializing in rare, handcrafted leather
shoes and accessories, which are made with leather sourced from the best tanneries in the world. The line seeks to reinvent tradition for the 21st century and create a new heritage brand.This video featuring the sounds of shoemaking shows the truly handcrafted nature of these boots.
Esquivel was inspired by both Felipe Santiago Gutiérrez’s extraordinary painting Portrait of a Woman with a Marigold and by an 18th-century Brazilian Manioc flour bowl, seen here. The repousseé gold bowl is a farinheira,a vessel used to serve manioc flour, a staple in Brazilian cuisine.
Wear LACMA: 50th Anniversary Edition: Wear LACMA is an art and fashion project featuring limited-edition pieces created by some of Los Angeles’s top designers and inspired by the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions. These one-of-a-kind fashion items will be sold at the LACMA stores and through Farfetch.com with all proceeds benefiting the museum. This project was created by LACMA’s Director’s Circle.
- Distressed gold leather
- Brown sole and heel
- Heel approx. 2.5" high
- Designed and handmade in California for Wear LACMA