Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shoe Obsession exhibition book

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MIT) exhibition called “Shoe Obsession has just finished. The purpose of the collection was to examine contemporary culture’s fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. On display were over 150 examples celebrating the most extraordinary shoe styles of the 21st-century. Shoe Obsession featured extraordinary styles from major fashion houses such as Azzedine Alaïa, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, and Prada. Other exhibits included the works of avant-garde designers such as Kei Kagami and Noritaka Tatehana. The exhibition also included highlights from the incredible shoe collections of several stylish women, including jewelry designer Lynn Ban and fashion icon Daphne Guinness. The exhibition was accompanied by a book, also titled Shoe Obsession , published by Yale University Press. In addition to essays by Steele and Hill, the book features more than 150 color photographs of exceptional 21st-century shoes. All royalties from sales of the book will benefit the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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