Weekend Tip: Visit the S.H.O.E.S. exhibition


Last month I visited the S.H.O.E.S. exhibition in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. The Sexy Heels or Easy Sandals exhibition showcases the evolution of the design of the female shoe since 1900 until present day. Over 500 shoes by renowned designers like Louboutin, Blahnik, Salvatore Ferragamo and Andre Perugia are lined up as real artisan pieces of art. It is really a must-see for every shoe fan.

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Through the years we have seen many heels: wedges, stylettos, open heel or with straps. Designers constantly experiment with shapes, materials and colours. Most evident is the evolution of the height of the heels and the role of shoes from functional, to a seductive accessory to what it is nowadays, a status symbol.

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Naturally the exhibition includes some real collectors items and vintage pieces, like the 1938 shoes Roger Vivier designed for Judy Garland or transparent plastic pumps from Beth & Herbert Levine (1960). The exhibition is only here for one more week until May 11, so hurry if you want to drool over gorgeous shoes and amaze yourself over the over the top designs and high heels.

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