posted by: shoesense in Shoe History Corner on October 16th, 2007
We’ve been delinquent in our historical shoe fix department, what with all the excitement of the various Fashion Weeks over the globe (you know what, I bet you a Tokyo Fashion Week would yield the craziest footwear like, EVER, don’t you think?). Anyhoo, to make up for this, I give you today not one, not two, but an entire exhibit of historical shoes, and hey, if you’re in Boston, you can actually go see the whole thing. If not, you can take a tour of the Walk this way exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, which will be open until March 2008. Well worth it! I leave you with just one example:
These are Viviene Westwood platforms from her Spring/Summer 1991 Collection, “Cut, Slash, and Pull.” According to the exhibition website, the pattern on the uppers was taken directly from a brocaded silk damask fabric, known as a “bizarre silk,” here transformed into printed cotton denim. Positively wild!