I have a strong admiration for shoes, but I’m definitely not an avid stiletto collector. I appreciate fashion and celebrate anyone’s ability to walk steadily and tall in a pair of heels. Needless to say, I have a slight obsession with the artistic value of shoes, but I lack the ability to walk in them with confidence especially when vodka is running through my veins.
A few months back, I visited the Shoe Obsession Exhibit at The Museum at FIT. I marveled by the collection of shoes displayed at the exhibit. Shoes from Tom Ford, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roger Vivier to Nicholas Kirkwood, Azzedine Alaïa, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, and Prada had shoes on display. Women’s fashion can be extremely artistic and reflective of how advanced we are as beings by wearing shoes that defy the natural state of being. I’m impressed by any woman who can wear shoes that seem more as a display item that would make a great conversation piece as oppose to actually being worn and walked in. Nevertheless, many of us go the extra length to ooh and ah the world by adorning styles that are unpractical, yet impressionable. The strength of a woman is unmatched. Child birth and a long night in a pair of heels are some of the most painful experiences that any woman can endure. But we do it for the love and we commit for the passion. We live by the ideology of no pain, no gain. We support the idea of the hurt we feel to be beautiful. In the name of glam, we will go hard to be fabulous at any cost.
For details of future fashion exhibits, visit The Museum at FIT’s website: