With the revolving spring trends and fall previews, nothing holds a more perennial place in our hearts than a fabulous pair of pumps, and The Museum at FIT has ignited our every shoe desire. “Shoe Obsession,” on display through April 13, features more than 150 designs from familiar favorites like Louboutin and McQueen, avant-garde artists like Kei Kagami and Noritaka Tatehana, modern masters like Brian Atwood and Charlotte Olympia, and newer names like Gianluca Tamburini and Kyoto’s Masaya Kushino.
Because sometimes just the name Manolo can make us weak in the knees, Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator who co-curated the show with associate curator of accessories, Colleen Hill, articulated what makes us so fixated on fancy footwear. Get the whole high-heeled story in the March “Give Me Shelter” issue (“Best Foot Forward,” Page 55). Shoes, after all, are shelter for the footsies. But whether your shoes say you’re a slave to style or crave comfort, you can’t resist going a little gaga for these designs.
“Shoe Obsession” runs through April 13. For more, visit fitnyc.edu.
– Andrea Kennedy