Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ivanka Trump: FFANY Shoes on Sale 2014

Ivanka Trump is a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur, she knows that power shoes can help a woman feel like she is ready to conquer the world. This year, Trump is digging in her heels to help fight breast cancer through her involvement with QVCPresents "FFANY Shoes on Sale." The charitable collaboration between QVC and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) has generated more than $44 million to date. During the month of October, donated shoes from over 80 brands will be offered at amazing prices to benefit breast cancer research and education. The event is scheduled to air live on QVC Thursday, October 16 from 6 PM to 9 PM (ET), and Trump has taken a step out of the boardroom to appear in both print and television public service announcements supporting the cause. During the three-hour broadcast event, shoppers can choose from more than 200 styles being offered at HALF the manufacturer's suggested retail price. In addition, each weekday from 7 AM to 9 AM (ET) during the month of October, buyers can shop the Shoe of the Day on air, online or on the QVC apps. A minimum of 80 percent of the purchase price will benefit various breast cancer research and education institutions. Select styles from the Ivanka Trump footwear collection are scheduled to be included in the assortment. Beneficiaries for the 2014 QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" event include: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center's Breast Oncology Program, The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, and The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John's Health Center. Those wishing to support cutting-edge research at these organizations can go to Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation to make contributions and find out ways to join in and be part of this important effort.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Glamour Magazine Collaborates With Gilt On Footwear Capsule Collection

Brooklyn Museum : Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

“Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” opens Sept. 10 at the Brooklyn Museum. On display are 178 shoes from mid-17th century Italian chopines made from silk, to more current couture like the Vivienne Westwood purple platforms that nearly killed supermodel Naomi Campbell on a Paris runway in 1993. The collection features a mix of high and low styles: towering red kinky boots from Christian Louboutin to delicate Dior slippers from 1960. The highest heel in the exhibit is 8-inch black booty platform stilettos decked out with gold men statues. These were worn by Lady Gaga two years ago and made by United Nude. Other standout shoes in the exhibit include a pair of heelless Tatehana platforms, standing 9 inches tall; 19th century silk embroidered Manchu shoes from China; and a pair of Prada wedge sandals from the Spring and Summer 2012 collection illuminated with red hot flames and costing upwards of $1,500. The “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” runs through to February 2015.

Friday, September 5, 2014

V&A Announces New Fashion Exhibition, Shoes Pleasure And Pain. Naomi Campbell's Vivienne Westwood Platforms Will Feature | Marie Claire

V&A Announces New Fashion Exhibition, Shoes Pleasure And Pain. Naomi Campbell's Vivienne Westwood Platforms Will Feature | Marie Claire

The centre piece of the next Victoria and Albert museum’s major fashion exhibition Shoes: Pleasure And Pain is the iconic Vivienne Westwood platforms responsible for Naomi Campbell’s famous 1992 catwalk tumble. The exhibition highlights iconic examples of extreme footwear from around the world. The exhibition considers the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes as well as the latest developments in footwear technology. Also on display will be a dazzling range of unseen historic shoes including a pair of Mary Quant ankle boots from 1967 and a papyrus sandal that dates back to Ancient Egypt and 30BCE. Major trend moments like Patrick Cox loafers will also be analysed, and signature designs by Manolo Blahnik, Roger Vivier Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin (who once famously declared that high heels are all about “pleasure with pain”) will be pulled from the museum’s vast archive. Other exhibits include Nicholas Kirkwood’s sculptural sandals and Miu Miu’s metallic boots. Shoes: Pleasure and Pain will run at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum from 13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016.

The V&A will play host to the Met’s record-breaking exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in March 2015.