Two months ago, I read on some website that the Vivienne Westwood shoe exhibit would be going on a world tour. Beginning in Moscow then heading to Beirut before going to other cities. I've been a big fan of her work for a while now, so when I heard that her shoe exhibition would be coming to Beirut, I was very excited. Due to annoying university work, I couldn't make it to the opening of the exhibit at Sursock Palace, but I did manage to catch it on the last day with my mother dearest :)
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|Super Elevated Gillie "Anglomania" S/S 1993|
The exhibition showcases over 40 years of the Dame’s designs, and is set to preview in Moscow and Beirut before travelling to County Durham, UK, in June this year.
It will be celebrating all things unique and creative, from her signature Pirate boots to the Rocking Horse shoe and the Super Elevated Gillie – you know, the pair Naomi Campbell famously took a tumble in after she wore them down the catwalk in 1993.
The exhibition will be visiting Japan, New York and China, running from June 10th till July 10th 2011."
|Rocking Horses "Harris Tweed" A/W 1986|
|Animal Toe Court "Winter" A/W 2000|
|Oxford "AR" S/S 2006|
|(left to right) Nurse Spoons, Two tone court, Mary Jane spoons "Erotice Zones " S/S 1995|
|Penis Shoe "Erotic Zones" S/S 1995|
|Antique Bootee "Le floutaille" A/W 2003|
|Can Shoes "Ultra Femininity" S/S 2005|
|Scribble Boot "I am Expensive" S/S 2007|
Have any of you visited the Vivienne Westwood exhibit- whether in another city or in Beirut?
Which one was your favorite shoe on display??
My favorites include Oxford, Scribble Boot, and Can shoes :)
[images by Aline Chirinian]