Sunday, October 28, 2012

La Chaussure, une passion française (The Shoe, a French passion)

Fédération Française de la Chaussure opened the exhibition “La Chaussure, une passion française” (or “The Shoe, a French passion” ), tracing 150 years of shoe manufacturing. The exhibit runs until Nov. 4 at Atelier Richelieu and showcases shoes of Roger Vivier, Raymond Massaro and André Perugia. The oldest shoe in the show is kitten heels by François Pinet circa 1880s. In addition, a space is dedicated to showcase the collections of emerging designers like Amélie Pichard and Alix de la Forest.

On display André Perugia’s Angelique sandals made to resemble a sculpture by Pablo Picasso.

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