Saturday, October 10, 2009

Part 1: Charles Jourdan - An avalanche of creativity

welcome to my
Charles Jourdan
Feel free to post my pics..but Please provide a link to this source. :) Thanks As a Jourdan Collector since the late seventies, I've haven't been able to find a sufficient number of close-up photos of some of Jourdan best decadent styling. They do appear, but usually low-res and miniaturized. I have a large collection from this era, a few singular "jewels" from other CJ post-seventies collections. this includes some of Karl Lagerfeld' inspiring looks. I'm here to share as many of them as possible. This is also a shrine to Mr. Bernard Didelle, whom I believe got my beautiful obsession started back in a high school art class while thumbing through a Charles Jourdan Printemps 1978 catalog I snagged from a store called "Flahs" in Syracuse, New York, (they had a great range of CJ's for a small upscale dept store)! Also for Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton who knew exactly how these hot-house flowers needed to be cultivated. Lush, Elegant, and a lot of the time decadent. Enjoy my passion for CJ. If you have a favorite photo, please email me and I will post it. There is also photos of other designers that fit into the same sensibilities these Classic Jourdan beauties. Eventually this entire collection will be donated to the BATA Shoe Museum in Toronto. Please feel free to email your comments to: See photos at the bottom of the CJ gallery. Feel free to download, but please credit this site.
CJphile•NYC -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Homage to Guy Bourdin. The genius behind these photo images. Hollywood last - "Linda" peep toe pumps Hollywood last - "Anchorage" peep-toe pumps Have these in brown satin and gold metallic monosole. A link from photographer Alva Bernadine for Guy Bourdin images: Thanks Alva! :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photos by Chris Van Wangenheim Dior, licensed through Jourdan, produced their version of the 'Insolent" sandal. Dior /Jourdan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photos from "After Dark" Magazine - May 1978 Bette wears "Toulouse" pattern on the Defi construction injected platforms with gold ankle-straps and pom-poms. Spot them in the large group photo at the top of the page. Bette and her red boxes! Lots of Allegro's. Bette and a sea of red boxes! Lots of Allegro's. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photos of my shoe collection I will add as many new photos as possible as time becomes available ------------------------------------------------ L to R: Sprirale -Phenix sandal in gold metallic kid/ gold chain, Bacarra/Fabrice, ankle strap in black patent and gold mesh ankle tie, Auteuile, in black kid and tan kid,Casanova, in brown suede/gold metallic kid and gold metal post heel, and black suede/silver metallic kid and silver post heel, last shoe on the end: Bacarra/ black suede/silver, gold metallic kid accents, silver metal post heel: name unknown. Baccara - "Auteuile" in black kid, mint in box Baccara - "Frivole" ankle straps. black patent with perspex and patent ankle straps. mint in box Baccara - "Fabrice" ankle straps in gold/black patent. mesh ankle tie. Mint satin/embroidered organza evening bootsHermione construction - "Valdes" bootFuschia Studio 54 Cowboy boot - name to follow soon. Diamant construction in silver metallic macrame'New! Baccara - "Girls". Gold lurex mesh/Black satin. Off to the Leather Spa for new original "target" type taps. Close up of Spirale construction - "Phenix". mint/unworn. Dior also offered the sandal with the same name. The difference was the Dior sock liner logo. One of my favorite designs. Charlotte Rampling wearing "Phenix" sandals. Spirale construction -"Phenix" and Helena -"Arpege"Helena construction - "Cadillac" crystal cuff sandals. One of THE best. one more.... Lucille construction - "Sissi" soft mint green kid/green lucite. mint.   A new photograph of "Diamant" shot by Christopher Morris
April 21, 2012. Thanks for the birthday present Chris!
  Red metallic Diamant construction sandals.
Unbreakable unlike the cheap lucite of todays mfgs.
Diamant construction from the 1978 catalog - The ulitmate Lucite wet-dream moment. Diamant construction - "Allegro" mule in luggage tan Diamant construction red kit chain sandal and green patent. Red/mint. Green/sold Guepard construction: pattern "Defi" . 1977 mint. Rare. Fantastic. Insolent construction -"Irene" silk foral poppy sandal - pink silk faille, 1977 mint. "Insolent" sandal - Aqua silk faille. Purchased in Germany.Fuschia and Black faille "Irene" silk floral poppy sandals. Thanks to Angelo V. for the black version special ordered for Joseph Department Stores."Anchorage" peep-toe Court. black kid. mint hollywood - "Linda" - white kid. slight wear "Hollywood" construction mule Hollywood construction- "Atlanta" sandals. Red metallic/ multicolor metallic kid.Hollywood construction- "Atlanta" sandals. Bronze metallic/ multicolor metallic kid. This bronze pair is not part of my personal collection. They're part of a private anonymous archive and lent for photos."Lydie" construction - red suede, red metallic accents. slightly worn. resoled by a stage celebrity to avoid falls, but extremely rare. Lydie construction "Amelie" fan Pumps. mint /near mintLydie construction - "Asteria" wing pumps. Thank you Angelo V.! Perfect condition. Angelo is a true Charles Jourdan collector/conservator as well.
A Photoshop piece I did with a sandal from the Spring '80 catalog  "Nagpur" Summer 1980 - added 5/2013
Xavier Danaud - 1980 added 5/2013

Other favorites: John Galliano, Dior, Diego Dolcini, plus CJ Baccara and Helena variations. YSL Lips ankle strap peep-toes...including the very rare bone-red lucite/ red enamel colorway, Gucci - (super rare runway rigging samples), CJ Alicante' ,Minnie Mouse, Allegro, and partial view of the Dolce Gabbana butterfly hybrid wedge. "Asti" Mint Spectators - 1977 Patrick Cox goes glam for CJ in 2007~back view of group Before the move! Collection Detail: Lagerfeld, Prada, Jourdan, Gianmarco Lorenzi, LeSilla, Celine. Lagerfeld lucite/metal double heel and some favorite Prada' Click on "OLDER POST" for lots more photos! Your comments and corrections are appreciate. please feel free to leave them. Sorry, shoes are not for sale, but I'm open to buy. Send me an Email if you have something fabulous to sell! :)