During the Baroque Art Period, art patrons called for a more dramatic and emotional design which, unbeknown to the artists, was displayed as a means of impressing others with political power and control. Being the art historian that John is, he drew correlations between the Baroque era and modern fashion, as patrons of both are focused on becoming status symbols by impressing and attracting attention with their artistic & flamboyant tastes. Built on an exquisite and decadent Louis the 14th hexagonal heel, the Baroques combine soft stamped suedes with robust patent straps & tips, and finished with ornate buckles. Perfect for those who know that real power lay in the delicacies of visual curves and the contrapposto of royal materials, just like an imperfect pearl. There is no fashion like old fashion.