Women from the Ankle Down combines fashion history with social history and tells the story of 20th century American footwear through some of the era’s most iconic shoes. From Dorothy’s ruby slippers over the femme fatale pinup pump to Nancy Sinatra’s boots and the Reebok Freestyle. From well-heeled suffragettes to the impact of the 1960s women’s liberation movement, the influence Hollywood had on shoe design to our current devotion to personal choice.┬áRachelle Bergstein shares the stories behind these historical moments, interweaving the design innovations with the evolution of modern women and the fashion that reflects – and has shaped – our changing lives.