Boots | Maniatis Bottier | 1900-1920
Maniatis, who was born in Greece, provided customized footwear for the likes of Cary Grant and Jean Gabin from his Paris shop in the ninth arrondissement. His location, near the Pigalle red-light district, perhaps helps to explain the design of these boots. They do not appear to be made for the stage, as their soles-original-are only lightly worn. They are also not of any fashionable style of the 1920s. In fact, they are most similar to late-nineteenth-century designs. While the exaggeratedly high and narrowed heel suggests a detail originating in the fetish community, the uppers appear to be cobbled from the conventional design of a Belle Époque boot but with the addition of another panel to extend it over the thigh.
Although The Costume Institute collection comprises fashionable examples of dress and accessories from the last three centuries, an exception was made for these fetish boots, with their extremely high and tapered heels. The boots anticipate by at least a decade the stiletto heels of postwar fashion and illustrate the incorporation of designs originating from a world of highly specialized and esoteric tastes into the larger, ostensibly more normative, culture. The tendency of fashion to co-opt taboo and exotic elements from other periods, cultures, or, as in this instance, the demimonde, is one strategy employed for its constant reinvigoration.
stella think is kindof nice when kid shows make episode abt autism
but at same time, sad tropes happen alot
stella's least fav is where autistic character not explain self - is family or friend who explain for them, even if right there & could do themself
always make stella feel like show creators imply that autistic character not even understand they autistic, which ... is no good
so stella propose new idea for kid show autism episode:
new kid joins class, let's say new kid name jamie - jamie is nonverbal autistic AAC user
some classmates curious abt jamie - ask lots of questions, like "why do not talk?" or "why move hands like that?"
jamie answers simple, "is too hard" or "feels nice, helps me understand"
classmates actually accept answers, & go back to own things
then, notice things like how jamie wear "big clunky headphones?" sometimes - jamie explains, sometime things get so loud, can hurt bad - so this stops from hurt
or, how jamie never around at lunchtime - jamie not able eat around many people, too much smell and chatter, so eats in hallway
in short: any time classmates question things abt jamie, is jamie who answer
after lot of time around jamie, classmates try mimic stim, or try out not talking for a day, to see how jamie feel. but they still not understand - so finally, they ask jamie if they doing smth wrong!
jamie laughs! no, no, they explain, classmates not doing wrong - jamie just autistic. just like classmates not able totally get how jamie think, jamie also not able totally get how they think, and is OK! jamie happy have people who so interest in them
episode ends w everyone go out for ice cream, & jamie become part of main friendgroup :)
unrealistic ask? maybe
but stella would love? YES