As most of us know, women have a fixation with high-heeled shoes. Some of us just like them because they are pretty, but others wear them to make them appear taller. This desire to appear taller can be traced back to Catherine de' Medici!
At the age of 14 Catherine was to marry Henry II of France, duke of Orleans. She was a small girl and was worried about how she would be received by the glamorous French court. She had shoemaker add a taller heel to her shoe to give her height; he added a thin 4 inch heel. This heel not only made her appear taller but gave her a style that no one else had, thus becoming a trend setter.
See, not everything about Catherine was bad ;)
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