I grew up watching the films of Fred Astaire because they were among the few that passed my parents' censorship standards. Though I resented this as a child, I have become grateful over the years that I grew up with the beauty, class and fashion of Old Hollywood.
My shoes have made me nostalgic for these films and for a bygone era in which I never lived. That's why fashion is powerful. It's evocative, transcendent and romantic.