Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shoe Porn

Last Wednesday I visited the Bata Shoe Museum for a theater costume class I'm taking this semester. Showcasing over 10000 pairs of shoes over a span of 4500 years this museum is a must see for fashion lovers.



Sabatons, part of a complete suit of armour.German c. 1490's

How much cooler are these than Uggs?

When shoe soles were important.


Car Shoes by Beth Levine- mid 1960s

A Deux by Paul Wunderlick, German, 1973

Gary Greenwood making unwearable shoes from traditional shoemaking material.

Gary Greenwood 1997- One of my favs. Looks like something Cinderella should wear.

Shoe Box by pop artist Allen Jones, British 1968
Shoe #4, #29, #31 by Marion Borgelt, Australia 2002. Commissioned by Bata Shoe Museum to commemorate the museums 10th anniversary.

L'Appalent by Alfred Pella , Canadan, 1974

A caricature of a French officer by Domenique Bordenave. 1986.

Manolo Blahniks.

Andre Perugia was one of the most innovative shoe designers in the 20th C. He's collaborated with many shoe designers such as Schiaperlli, Dior and Givenchy. This pair belonged to an actress La Spinelli who was known to have the smalled feet in Hollywood, size 3 1/2.

By Roger Vivier one of the most sought after shoe designers in the 20th C.

One of the most iconic shoes of the 20th C- The Gucci Loafer was first created in 1932

1960s- Pierre Cardin buckle shoes (left) and printed velvet shoe by Peter Max (right)

Red stiletto pump designed by Roger Vivier for Christian Dior mid 1950 and Sling back by Beth Levine 1960

Chestnut cracking clog from France 1800-1900. Of all thing! Chestnuts.. REALLY?
This looks like something Lady Gaga would wear.




Leather babouche shoes from Morocco


Miniature shoes by Czech shoemaker Rajmund Ratak during WWII

Nalin worn throughout the Ottoman Empire by women while visiting public baths.
Ottoman TUrkey, 19th C

5 comments:

  1. Amazing! I have some of those shoes in a calendar. I wish I could go to that!
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  2. Wow, it really is a place to visit.
    Thanks for the idea!

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  3. ahh, i loved the bata shoe museum when i visited two years ago. i'd love to go again, looks like they've added some new shoes! i'm surprised they have over 10000 pairs of shoes. i remember being quite disappointed because there weren't enough shoes for me to look at! haha.

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