Magda Molnar, born in Budapest in 1943, studied English literature at Budapest University. She subsequently
worked as managing editor at various leading Hungarian publishing houses. Magda Molnar’s particular interest in
shoemaking is rooted in her family history: her grandfather practiced the profession of shoemaker for 50 years,
specializing in handmade shoes and gentlemen’s boots.
About the Author
László Vass, born in Budapest in 1946, worked in the Hungarian fashion house of Magyar Divatintezet as a
clicker, closer, shoemaker, and designer from 1964 until 1969. In 1970, having gained his professional shoemaking
qualification, he joined a private workshop specializing in handmade shoes and ladies' boots as assistant chief designer
and shoemaker. In 1978, Vass founded his own workshop and opened a business in the centrt of Budapest. Since 1988, he
and his 20 staff have concentrated on traditional shoemaking. Today, the exquisite quality of the shoes made by the firm
of Vass has earned the workshop enormous respect throughout Europe.