Friday, February 19, 2010

Beth Levine: First Lady of Shoes

The exhibition "Beth Levine: First Lady of Shoes," at the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) was originally organized by the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum. Levine (1914-2006), was the daughter of a Jewish farming family from Long Island and began designing shoes under the name of her husband, Herbert Levine. In what was then a male-dominated industry Levine revolutionized the world of shoes for women and popularized mules, stilettos and fashion boots among the stylish set of the late 20th century. Beth Levine designed the white go-go boots made famous by Nancy Sinatra in her 1966 hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'." The exhibition is open from February 18 - June 6, 2010

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