Ready for more shoe history? We were anxious to ascend to the next level – the staircase was bathed in diffused late afternoon light due to the wonderfully textured and stained glass.
Due to time restraints we skipped the main floor exhibits including footwear by Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Napoleon and Madonna – to “drop” just a few names of fame…
The first feature exhibit of the “Roaring 20s” was well worth our time. I have never been someone with a great interested in shoes but this exhibit caught my attention with its Art Deco posters, various dresses and hats of the post WW I era. Shoes of all colors and styles, embroidered and beaded, heels embellished with rhinestones and eye-catching shapes are captivating. Upbeat 20’s music and black and white silent movies featuring Flapper girls set the mood and make the exhibit dynamic offering surprises every time we rounded a corner.
One dress in particular drew me in: Initially I thought the architectural pattern on the fabric was printed. Upon closer inspection I identified it as Devoré on silk & rayon – truly stunning.
No further words are necessary at this time. Enjoy the slide show of selected images. Part 3 is scheduled for tomorrow!