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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.

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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 of the boot to insert a gusset of soft buff leather. He then painted them white, added hand…

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These loafers combine tassles and a "horse-bit", fashionable yet conservative decorative elements embraced by the burgenoing corporate culture of lower Manhattan in the 1970s. Sometimes called "gucci loafers" or " Alden loafers" these were made in…

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Le Gip altered these rubber soled leather sneakers to appear more like dress shoes by securing an additional flap, or kilt, over the four eyelets and laces. The kilt is cut from white leather and laced with cream rawhide. It hides an alteration to…

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Rust wool sport coat featuring gold metal buttons embossed with a horse head and "P. CARDIN PARIS", and topstitched patch pockets. This jacket, manufactured in New York City by Amalgamated Union workers, is one of fifteen jackets or suits Le Gip…

Heavy black and white wool sportcoat sporting silver Royal Blackheath golf buttons.

Raw silk plaid two button sport coat. Le Gip labeled this jacket "SOILE GREEN", perhaps a misspelling of "soie", the French word for silk. He loved science fiction, so he may have been playing with a connection to the 1973 sci-fi film Soylent Green…

Despite the 1954 New York Times article reporting on Le Gip's collection of "lightweight men's suits" this raw silk sport coat is the only complete example of men's tailoring attributed to Le Gip in the collection. He labeled the jacket "Tusha", …

Cream linen Nehru jacket with breast and hip pockets, and self covered buttons.
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