Walk His Way—The Stuart Weitzman Archive Is on View at the New-York Historical Society

April 12, 2018
Fan of the red carpet shoe cam? You can thank shoe designer Stuart Weitzman for that. Lore has it that the showstopping “million-dollar sandals” he designed for Laura Harring to wear to the 2002 Academy Awards gave birth to the foot-focused camera. These sparklers—remade using Swarovski crystals—are but one of the more than 100 pairs on view at the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition Walk This Way. Most of the footwear displayed comes from the designer’s vast collection, started by his wife, Jane Gershon Weitzman. (In addition to searching out vintage pieces, she’s also commissioned artists to create “fantasy” shoes from unusual materials.) Not only did they provide inspiration for Weitzman, but they speak to the evolution of shoe design and the changing roles of women, as well. Read more…
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