Designed shoes for I.Miller in the 1940s. Married Herbert Levine in 1950(?) and they set up a joint company.Winner of the Coty Award and a Neiman Marcus Award.Retired 1976. Beth Levine (born Elizabeth Katz) (1911-2006) was an American fashion designer most known for her designs from the 1940s through the 1970s. Under the label of her husband Herbert Levine she was the best-known American women's shoe designer from the 1950s to the early 1970s, and is still referred to as "The first Lady of American Shoes Design"