The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York has a new exhibition titled "Shoe Obsession" that runs Feb. 8 to April 13, 2013.
"Shoe Obsession" examines our ever-growing fascination with over-the-top shoes and will feature about 150 contemporary styles. The extreme and imaginative looks have helped make footwear the new "it" accessory, surpasing handbags.
Some pieces you will see in the exhibition are silver rhinestone-studded shoes by Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin's spiked Pigalle pumps from his fall '12 line, as well as a fall '12 feathered pump from the limited-edition Rendez-Vous collection by Roger Vivier's artistic director, Bruno Frisoni. Other looks are by Nicholas Kirkwood, Alexandre Birman, Alessandra Lanvin, Charlotte Olympia Dellal to name a few.
Another feature of the show will be a pair of 18-inch Lady Pointe shoes by Japanese designer Noritaka Tatehana that were worn by Lady Gaga in a television performance.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a book titled "Shoe Obsession." Royalties will benefit the school.
Admission to the show is free and open to the public.