1900-1920 Sexy, leather and cellulose, tall, button boots from Paris. Labeled - "Maniatis/Bottier/36 rue de Belle Ford/Paris (9e)/Tel. Taudine 43-57". Here is another pair of what looks like early 1900 fetish wear. Something tells me a spinster did not own these. - grins. My guess is a performer or "naughty" girl did. See them at http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80073912#
Jane Avril (1868–1943) was a French can-can dancer made famous by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec through his paintings. Extremely thin, 'given to jerky movements and sudden contortions', she was nicknamed La Mélinite, after an explosive.
he dancer Cha-U-Kao was one of Toulouse-Lautrec’s favourite models of the mid 1890s. She derived her nickname from the sensational chahut (an acrobatic dance derived from the cancan) and “chaos” referring to the uproar that occurred when she came on stage. More on ArtEx: http://www.galleryintell.com/artex/cha-u-kao-by-henri-de-toulouse-lautrec/