Welcome to the Le Gip Archive, a collection of clothing & ephemera belonging to the BIPOC dancer, drummer, & fashion designer Byron Le Gip who lived and worked in bohemian Greenwich Village from 1948 to 1985.
Le Gip hand embroidered his labels using cotton or silk floss on wide silk ribbon. Each label differs slightly in size, color and thread…
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Black leather loafers with "Boston" heel plates and taps on worn leather soles. Stored with tissue in a Pierre Cardin shoe box.
Like other shoes in the Collection that were altered across the throat or vamp, it is likely these boots were worn as a costume. Le Gip split the top…