Over the years shoes have grown from a simple necessity to statement-making works of wearable art. As designers in the last decade have continued to push the envelope and raise the style bar, women the world over are coveting their latest creations. And now we have the exhibit to celebrate it, thanks to the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT). The Manhattan-based college’s “Shoe Obsessed” exhibit will be on display Feb 8 to Apr. 13, celebrating contemporary shoe designers and how they have transformed the world of footwear since 1999.
I know I’m not the only writer who’s wondered what it must feel like to be Carrie Bradshaw and own $40,000 worth of designer shoes. And from April 24 through May 3 we’re in with a shot at a taste of it. Memorabilia auction site Gotta Have Rock and Roll will host a celebrity shoe auction with proceeds going to benefit New York’s LaGuardia High School and several pairs of autographed shoes worn by Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of Sex and the City are on the block.
Actress and style icon Sarah Jessica Parker is hitting the road for the launch of her new line, SJP Collection, debuting this Friday exclusively at select Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com. Parker’s first stop on the promotional tour will be her hometown of New York, where Nordstrom will host a pop-up shop from Feb. 28-Mar. 2. After that the former “Sex and the City” star will head to Seattle for an appearance at the retailer’s national flagship on Mar. 5, followed by stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Dallas.