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FIT Museum Will Try To Visually Explain Our Collective Obsession With Shoes

The Museum at Fashion Institute & Technology (FIT), is hosting an exhibit titled: SHOES: ANATOMY, INDENTITY, MAGIC that will explore our compulsive obsessive relationship with shoes, beginning with our collective first pair-baby shoes.

According to their website, the themes will cover the following:

The theme of anatomy emphasizes how we stand and move differently when we wear, say, sneakers rather than stilettos. 

The theme of identity emphasizes how we tend to associate different shoe styles and brands with different types of people. High-heeled shoes have long been associated with erotic femininity, and stilettos, in particular, are identified with the femme fatale. 

The theme of magic emphasizes how we may unconsciously believe that the right pair of shoes will change our lives, as Cinderella’s glass slippers captured the attention of a prince. 

The exhibition will showcase more than 300 pairs of shoes including boots, sandals, and sneakers. This is a just a small preview of the 5,000 pairs of shoes in the museum’s entire collection, often referred to as “the closet.” The exhibition will be accompanied by a book, Shoes: The Collection of The Museum at FIT.

Doll shoes

The Shoe exhibit will run from September 1st-December 31st, 2022.

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology is located at:

227 West 27th Street

New York City 10001-5992

Hours

Wednesday – Friday : Noon – 8 pm

Saturday – Sunday : 10 am – 5 pm

Admission: FREE

For more information click here

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