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Stilettos to Sneakers: A Virtual Shoe Symposium
December 3, 2021 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Museum at FIT’s 25th fashion symposium, “Stilettos to Sneakers: A Virtual Shoe Symposium,” brings together scholars and curators and their new research on the social and cultural significance of shoes. Shoes have played an important role in human society for millennia, but interest in them has grown exponentially in the past few decades with Americans—especially women—buying more shoes. A growing cohort of men have begun collecting sneakers. This symposium, held in conjunction with the museum’s Head to Toe exhibition, explores the evolving significance of shoes over the centuries—in real life and in the cultural imagination. In this way, we hope to show the many ways in which shoes matter to us.
This virtual event is free and open to the public; REGISTER AT THE MUSEUM’S WEBSITE.