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Footprint: The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion

Start Date 03 September 2015
End Date 14 February .2016
Venue MoMu
Location Antwerp, Belgium
Curator Karen Van Godtsenhoven & Geert Bruloot
Designer Scenographer Geert Bruloot
Exhibition display of shoes on plinths

“Footprint” takes you on a journey through the history of shoes in fashion, and promises to be a true revelation for both shoe lovers and fashion fans. Running the gamut from the otherworldly contemporary designs from Iris Van Herpen and Noritaka Tatehana, to 19th century carved wooden clogs: this show highlights the innovative and bold approach of these designs and investigates their cultural impact. 

Due attention is payed to those fashion and shoe designers who used their skills and artistic vision to leave an imprint in the history of fashion design. The exhibiton shows both the Hollywood glamour of Salvator Ferragamo, the “shoemaker of dreams” for Marilyn Monroe, as well as sneakers by Raf Simons, and rebellious boots by Vivienne Westwood, and Walter Van Beirendonck, among many others.

The exhibition is composed of selections from MoMu’s shoe collection, a long term loan from collectors Geert Burloot and Eddy Michiels, and is supplemented with over 400 unique items from the archives of designers, collectors, and other international museums.

The exhibition features pieces by Maison Margiela, Dirk Bikkembergs, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, A.F. Vandevorst, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Tokio Kumagaï, Roger Vivier, J.W. Anderson, Balenciaga, André Perugia, Vivienne Westwood, Salvatore Ferragamo, Patrick Cox, Raf Simons, Pierre Hardy, and Azzedine Alaïa.

Exhibition Website

Exhibition under the lead of
Curators: Karen Van Godtsenhoven & Geert Bruloot | Scenographer: Geert Bruloot

Image courtesy of © MoMu Modemuseum Antwerp, photo Koen de Waal