Last night was MoMA‘s annual benefit, Party in the Garden, which was less star-studded than it usually is (perhaps because the wealthy glitterati are feeling the pinch of the purse what with the volatile economy), but not lacking in noteworthy shoes.
A friend of mine works at MoMA, so I headed on over to the party with her last night and brought my camera along for to snap away at the most outlandish, beautiful, or hideous shoes. So here are the fruits of my photographic labor.
First up: these gold snakeskin slingback peep-toes. Pretty. Not terribly outrageous, but pretty.
Next: some beautiful satin platforms. They look a tad big on her feet, and I bet they hurt like hell, but they were gorgeous with the pinkish-creamy satin contrasted with the purple cap toe.
Next is a pair that’s hard to see from this angle (blame my surreptitious photo-snapping), but were probably my favorite shoes of the night. They were gorgeous and silver and shiny and had the wide ankle-strap thing going on that we’re seeing all over the place this season.
Here’s a photo I took for the shoes on the right (the metallic heels). But upon closer inspection, they’re actually the least interesting of the three.
The next two photos are shoes as worn by my friends (and therefore falling into the actually affordable category). First off, we have shoes by Bandolino via DSW:
And next (from left to right) shoes by Payless, Seychelles, and Aerosoles:
But in the end, what fun would a swank party be without a few high-profile (and high-pricetag) numbers, like these pink-and-cork numbers from M. Louboutin.
Or these clunky platform wedges that look like they’ve come from the Chloe runways. [ETA: Attentive reader Yowza has identified most of these, and twigged my memory of this shoe on the runway last year. From Marni, of course. Not Chloe.]
So there you have it, dear readers. Eyewitness report on the shoes of the New York modern art set.