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Fashion Fact #16 -Stiletto Heels

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Fashion Fact #16 -Stiletto Heels

STILETTO HEELS – The spindly stiletto heel is associated with images of femme fatales by mainstream culture due to their slender pointed aesthetics. In 1909 Andre Perugia pioneered the first inception of these fashion forward heels but the modern slim heel didn’t reach critical mass until the following decades. Stiletto’s remained in the collective fashion conscious due to the efforts of designers such as Kristin S. Wagner, Roger Vivier, and Manolo Blanik among others. The term stiletto refers to a measurable thin pin or stalk.