Boots: The Height of Fashion

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This coming Tuesday will mark the opening of the exhibition Boots: The Height of Fashion, curated by the students of our program in collaboration with the Museum at FIT.

Satin evening boots by Christian Louboutin , fall 1994-95,France, MFIT, gift of Christian Louboutin

Satin evening boots by Christian Louboutin , fall 1994-95,
France, MFIT, gift of Christian Louboutin

The exhibition will feature twenty pairs of women’s boots from the Museum’s permanent collection, including designs of  innovators such as  Paul Poiret, Martin Margiela, and Christian Louboutin.

Walking boots by Jack Jacobus, c.1900, England,MFIT. gift of the Victoria and Albert Museum

Walking boots by Jack Jacobus, c.1900, England,
MFIT. gift of the Victoria and Albert Museum

In addition, for the first in the history of the graduate students exhibitions, Boots: The Height of Fashion, includes a special section which offers visitors behind-the-scenes view of the practices involved in choosing, preserving, and preparing boots for exhibition. 

 

To learn more about the exhibition, here is the press release

Boots: The Height of Fashion
Gallery FIT
March 5 through April 6, 2013

Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
Tuesday-Friday: noon-8 pm
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, and legal holidays
Admission is free and open to the public

 

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