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.
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)
“Volumes and Graphic Art of the Nineties are the main inspirations of the new Aquilano.Rimondi SS 2018 collection,” said cocreative directors Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18