Shoes A-Z. The Collection of The Museum at FIT


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Shoes A-Z. The Collection of The Museum at FIT

Step inside one of the world's most enviable closets to celebrate the powerful, sensual, playful and practical shoe.



Sky-high, graceful and the epitome of glamour, both constraining and liberating, art object and very ordinary, shoes tell the story of changing attitudes toward desire, power and wealth throughout history. Step in for a journey through the most enviable shoe closet in the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology - and four centuries of fashion's hardest working accessory.

Featuring designs by Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Roger Vivier, Christian Louboutin and more, Shoes A-Z. The Collection of The Museum at FIT celebrates the most revolutionary and coveted fashion brands with more than 400 styles selected from the museum's pristinely preserved collection. Texts by Daphne Guinness, Valerie Steele, Colleen Hill and the museum's expert team of curators explore the unique legacy of each of the featured designers and the lasting cultural impact of the shoe. There are also custom portraits of the designers by illustrator Robert Nippoldt. Exclusive access to original sketches, advertisements and photographs from the designers' private archives illuminate the genius behind the functional, sculptural marvels we can no longer live without.

Also available as a Collector's Edition of 1,000 numbered copies, including three prints by Manolo Blahník exclusively for this edition with a hallmark stamp. The 6/8 color drawings are printed on 100% cotton paper, by the renowned Italian company Fabriano, and are in a luxury portfolio embossed with gold foil and with a ribbon closure.

Title: Shoes A-Z. The Collection of The Museum at FIT
Publisher: TASCHEN
Size: 262 x 336 x 67 mm
Size: 532 pages
Weight: 4305 grams
Language: English
Material: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783836596244



TASCHEN is a leading art book publisher known for its dazzling and bold world of striking coffee-table books on architecture, aphrodisia, art, design, fashion, photography, pop culture, style and travel. Working closely with renowned creative partners, the company has published thousands of titles in dozens of languages. From the essential Basic Art series to SUMO-sized Collector's...