By  on April 19, 2018

“Give a girl a great pair of shoes and watch her take over the world,” once said Marilyn Monroe. Stuart Weitzman reminisced on the power of that quote while giving a preview of his upcoming exhibition, “Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes” at New York Historical Society.

The New York Historical Society may not be thought of traditionally as the museum of choice for footwear exhibits, but this curation, by Valerie Paley, vice president and chief historian and director of the Center for Women’s History, Edward Maeder, and Jeanne Gardner Gutierrez, places the subject of ladies’ shoes in a cultural and historical context.

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