A selection of over 100 pairs of shoes from the designer-entrepreneurs collection is on view for the first time at New York Footwear Exhibition
This spring,New York Footwear Exhibition at the New-York Historical Society explores how shoes have transcended their utilitarian purpose to become representations of culture as objects of desire, designed with artistic consideration, and expressing complicated meanings of femininity, power, and aspiration for women and men alike. Just like name the exhibition is titled as “Walk This Way”. Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes highlights examples from the shoe designer’s extensive private collection, assembled over three decades.
The exhibition considers the story of the shoe from the perspectives of the collection, consumption, presentation, and production with more than 100 of shoes on view. The exhibition will explore larger trends in American economic history, from industrialization to the rise of consumer culture, with a focus on women’s contributions as makers, designers, and entrepreneurs. Just scroll our gallery to see the glimpse of the collection displayed in the exhibition.
“Walk This Way will surprise and delight visitors with its unexpected lens on women’s history through Stuart Weitzman’s unparalleled historic footwear collection,” says Dr Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of the New-York Historical Society. Among the winning styles were sandals crafted from books, and a pair that pays tribute to Billie Holiday’s popular 1939 song. You can’t miss this amazing collection of footwear.
The exhibition will run till 8 October 2018.