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1940s<br>
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Salvatore Ferragamo creates the first platform in cork and wood because of wartime shortages in leather. U.S. women totter on 1 inch, while French ladies opt for 2 or more inches. The rainbow sandal, seen here, is rumored to have been designed in 1938 for Judy Garland.

( The Metropolitan Museum of Art )

1940s

Salvatore Ferragamo creates the first platform in cork and wood because of wartime shortages in leather. U.S. women totter on 1 inch, while French ladies opt for 2 or more inches. The rainbow sandal, seen here, is rumored to have been designed in 1938 for Judy Garland.

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