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.

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Black leather slipper loafers in brick Pierre Cardin shoe box


Black leather loafers with "Boston" heel plates and taps on worn leather soles. Stored with tissue in a Pierre Cardin shoe box.

Gusseted white leather zipper boots


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…