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FASHION

heels were not utilized during the era but fortunately

was detrimental to the gracefulness of a woman’s

for her Majesty, she knew a talented shoemaker back

body. It is not certain that Caterina was ever involved

in Florence who was able to assist her. Caterina had

in creating the corset, but she demanded it to be

a small platform added to shoe soles for height and

worn and to be taken seriously. The corset went

stability. It did not take long for other royal members

through various transformations for construction

to start imitating the new shoe design. The trend

and materials used. One in the 16th century was

became so popular that King Louis XIV designated

even made completely out of iron, while others

the heel only to noble families, and only for certain

in different periods utilized fabrics and lace-up

heights in order for the King to always remain the

closures. Ultimately, though Caterina experienced

tallest person in the room.Caterina had particular

many ups and down in her lifetime, fashion was an

standards on how a woman should look when they

ever-present tool for personal expression and even

entered the courtroom. In her eyes, a thick waistline

as a solution for difficult situations.

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