Exhibition Opening:”Shoes for Show: The Sculptural Art of High Heels” by Javari

Last week I stepped out in a pair of my own fabulous heels (Vivienne Westwood for Melissa) to attend the opening night of “Shoes for Show: The Sculptural Art of High Heels,” presented by luxury shoe e-commerce site javari.co.uk and curated by my good friend and colleague Shonagh Marshall. The exhibition is itself part of a growing trend for fashion brands and stores to stage exhibitions to promote their aims and products.

The exhibition was held for one week at the Truman Brwery on East London’s trendy and culturally rich Brick Lane, which is alway a good place to for trendspotting and shoe shopping in particular.

The exhibition features awe-inspiring gravity defying heels selected from the archives of major shoe brands, as well as personal wardrobes of notable shoe-lovers and historic dress collections.

Next week I’ll be bringing you a Q&A with curator Shonagh Marshall, with stacks of information about the pieces in the exhibit, and what it was like to organise the show.

For now, I bring you these snapshots of the opening night party, that can hopefully convey the dazzling atmosphere and the experience of being in close proximity to some of the world’s most coveted and creative shoes.

The exhibition announcement in The Independent


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