Louis XIV : King Louis XIV of France, known as the Sun King, lived a lavish lifestyle and built the palace of Versailles. His reign, which lasted from 1643 until his death in redefined royal opulence and the power of the absolute monarch.
Four hundred years ago in Century France, red was a color of power, long associated with palaces and the excess of Versailles. Louis XIV, who was apparently very proud of his manly pins, donned many a silk red stocking and scarlet heels too
These extremely well preserved high-heeled shoes date to the early The heels are made of bevel-carved wood covered in deep red Moroccan leather while the uppers feature brightly coloured embroidery on luxurious silk.