Shoes A-Z. The Collection of The Museum at FIT.
Footwear Fantasy: exclusive access to the shoe collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Step inside one of the world’s most enviable closets to celebrate the empowering, sensual, playful, and practical shoe. Hundreds of groundbreaking designs, ephemera, and sketches are featured in this volume, a follow-up to Fashion Designers A–Z, from the most coveted labels such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahník, and Roger Vivier.
The contributing author
Daphne Guinness is a multimedia artist. A celebrated authority on fashion and couture, she has worked with some of this century's most esteemed designers and photographers. Straddling roles as model, collector, musician, writer, and muse, she is best known for her work with photographers David LaChapelle, Steven Klein, and Nick Knight/SHOWstudio. Guinness was founder of the Isabella Blow Foundation, which supported education in the arts and mental health research.
The editors & authors
Colleen Hill is curator of costume and accessories at The Museum at FIT. Since joining MFIT in 2006, Hill has curated or co-curated more than a dozen exhibitions, including Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion, Fairy Tale Fashion, and Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the 90s. She has authored or co-authored seven books on fashion and contributed to numerous other publications.
Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT and founding editor of Fashion Theory. Described in The Washington Post as one of “fashion’s brainiest women” and by Suzy Menkes as “the Freud of fashion,” Steele combines serious scholarship (and a Yale Ph.D.) with a rare ability to communicate with general audiences. As author, curator, editor, and public intellectual, Steele has been instrumental in creating the modern field of fashion studies.