This pair of beautiful women’s sandals are made of hand burnished flat leather with silver piping, They were crafted by George Esquivel, who was inspired by the extraordinary Felipe Santiago Gutiérrez’s painting Portrait of a Woman with a Marigold (Retrato de dama con Xúchil) in LACMA's permanent collection.
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 marries luxurious materials with edgy silhouettes in unusual, hand-burnished color combinations that seek 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 sandals.
Designed in California, these one-of-a-kind items are sold at the LACMA Stores and NET-A-PORTER.COM with proceeds benefiting the museum. This project was created by LACMA’s Director’s Circle.
PLEASE NOTE - US sizing, sizes 6.5 (shoes have not been worn, but small amount of wear and ink on heel), and 7.5 available
- Hand burnished leather with silver piping
- Designed and made in California
- Created in Spring 2014 for WEAR LACMA