I thoroughly enjoyed the FIT Museum’s Shoe Obsession Exhibit the other week. How could I not? What woman doesn’t have an obsession with shoes? Also, Shoe is my namesake (My last name is pronounced “Shoe”).
“Shoe Obsession features over 150 examples of the most extraordinary shoe styles of the twenty-first century, highlighting the new concepts, constructions, materials, and types of embellishment that have positioned shoes at the height of fashion.” The exhibit showcased many big-name brands, such as Manolo Blahnik, Christian Dior (ladylike, delicate, feminine), Alexander McQueen (imaginative, extreme), Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Tom Ford (revitalized the sexy seductive stiletto heel), Chanel (classic), Versace (sexy, bold) and Prada (effortlessly cool).
The below hot pink, blue + yellow heels, as well as the sparkly gold/colorful heel were two of my favorites from the exhibit.
Some of my other favorites were shoes was a gorgeous red number by Tom Ford– Unusually shaped heels with velvet red straps that tie in a bow in the back.
Alberto Guardiani’s “Flutterby,” a chic, stylish perfect-for-spring shoe with a classic suede pump, with a bit of surprise whimsy — a black and white butterfly for a heel. And these Alberto Guardiani heels apparently comes in different hues: Turquoise, blue, and pink! I am smitten…
Another shoe that caught my eye: Manolo Blahnik’s classically ladylike satin pump in cobalt blue, with a crystal encrusted square sparkle on the pointed toe.
Roger Vivier was another designer that I enjoyed quite a bit: Rose n’ Roll, Nouvelle Vague, Feather Rose, Eyelash Heel. One of my favorites was a pretty, girly light pale pink number (with hot pink interior) with a sweet curvy cut and little brown flowers with yellow, turqouise, white centers + little confetti shaped multi-colored square/rectangles all around.
Another Roger Vivier that I liked was Nouvelle Vague, from the Rendez-Vous limited-edition collection is a nude pump with seductive lines and a single rose made of feathers by Lemarié.
Now for another Roger Vivier, something with a little wilder aesthetic, with a beautiful cut and peacock-esque showiness at the back of the heel. Design named Eyelash Heel.
There was even a Cinderella-style glass shoe on display…
Of the shoes selected for the exhibit, Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at FIT says, “Nothing ordinary. Everything extraordinary. Some of them are works of art which you couldn’t hardly imagine wearing, but others are works of art that you really would imagine wearing to all sorts of important occasions in your life.” I couldn’t agree more… If you’re a lover of shoes, beauty & style make sure to check out this FIT Museum exhibit before April 13th to experience these artistic wonders firsthand!
4 responses to “FIT Museum: Shoe Obsession”
Wish we had a shoe exhibit here. I just did a Shoe of the Week post on my own Cinderella shoes, come visit my blog if you have time 🙂
Wow, those are amazing!!!
Did they mention the price of any??
Not that I could afford the cheapest one – but I’m just curious what the most expensive ones were and what astronomical price tags are on these!!!
I love all of FIT’s exhibits. Sorry I was out of town – but thanks, Kath for giving me a peek.
I think my favorite one from your photos is the Cobalt blue satin Manolo Blahnik stilettoes with the decorative crystal toe piece. I LOVE THEM. I love the satin and the color. OMG.
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Last night, “Sex and the City” the movie, was on tv. My favorite pair of blue, satin stilettos w/crystal toe clip, from your FIT Museum visit, (that I posted 3 days ago), is the EXACT shoe that was a major focal point in the movie !!!!!!!!! It’s the pair of shoes that Carrie puts on the new shoe rack, in the fabulous clothes closet that John (“Mr. Big”) had built for her in their spectacular new penthouse condo, before they were to get married and move into. And then, at the end of the movie, it’s that very pair of $550, blue, satin stilettos, still sitting on the shoe rack in the condo closet, that Carrie goes to retrieve from the penthouse – and there – reuniting her with Mr. Big. Very cool.