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With designers Valerie Steele, Colleen Hill, Melissa Marra, Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth Semmelhack, Christyna Pourhabib.
Friday, December 03, 2021 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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The Museum at FIT's 26th fashion symposium brings together scholars & curators & their new research on the social & cultural significance of shoes. Shoes have played an important role in human society for millennia, but interest in them has grown exponentially in the past few decades with Americans-especially women-buying more shoes. A growing cohort of men have begun collecting sneakers. This symposium explores the evolving significance of shoes over the centuries-in real life & in the cultural imagination. In this way, we hope to show the many ways in which shoes matter to us.


Valerie Steele & Colleen Hill Shoes: The Collection of The Museum at FIT

Melissa Marra & Elizabeth Way, Head to Toe

Elizabeth Semmelhack, He Wore/She Wore: The Short History of High Heels

Christyna Pourhabib, The First Pair: A Look into Sneaker Culture
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