From ancient Nubian sandals to modern-day Manolos, footwear and true works of art are being paired up by Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Through March 23, “Walk This Way” unites shoes with their artistic muses throughout the centuries. Examples include Vivienne Westwood platform shoes from her spring 1991 collection in a twill-weave pattern set alongside 18th-century silk damask fabric; Turkish bath stilts with an 1870 painting, Moorish Bath, by Jean-Léon Gérôme, and 17th-century square-toed numbers alongside their diminutive style twins in a Margaret Gibbs portrait. Miu Miu’s rococo-inspired platform wedges from the fall 2006 collection are flanked by similarly gilded 18th-century wood panels. And a pair of Delman strappy heels worn by Marilyn Monroe is next to Andy Warhol’s 1967 Pop Art depiction of the sultry screen gem.
The exhibition also mixes dance and sports items. For example, Russian ballet pointe shoes are juxtaposed with Edgar Degas’ bronze sculpture, Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, while Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka’s Nike baseball cleat sits next to a Greek Panathenaic prize vase from 530-520 B.C.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)