The exhibition displays about 40 to 50 shoes in one setting. The numbers next to the shoes relate to a big description map with the name of the designer and often the material. The more famous designers like Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo have their own separate spot, where a few shoes (4 or 5) are displayed behind glass.
How cool was it to see the famous shoes of Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) in Sex and the City (the movie) in which she finally got married to Mr. Big! As a huge fan of the series having watched all episodes at least 5 times, this shoe was the highlight of the exposition for me. Besides this blue delight with diamonds I also loved seeing my favorite brand United Nude, with a couple of shoes by Iris van Herpen which she designed for UN.
Lastly, some of the shoes looked old, worn and not taken care of. As a shoe lover I take special care of my shoes to enjoy them longer and make sure they look pretty. Seeing some of the shoes here made me a little sad. Why not give the shoes some extra support and reinstate their original form back by stuffing them with fabric or soft paper?
Besides the SHOES exhibition there was more to see in the Kunsthal for fashion lovers/creative people: A display of Marimekko fabric designs!
And then we saw this sign in the end. A total No-No for a shoe exhibition.
As all ladies turned up in their prettiest shoes, part of the exhibition was a no go area. Shame. I hope Kunsthal makes a better effort next time.
All in all I liked the exhibition and the nice surprise touch by Marimekko. If you are a shoe addict you will probably like it too, just don't set your expectations too high.
And wear sneakers ;)