How have shoes culturally transcended their utilitarian purpose to become an object of desire and deliberation for both women and men alike? On this private docent-led tour, participants will explore the private collection of Stuart Weitzman and consider the story of the shoe from the perspectives of collection, consumption, presentation, and production. Among the many treasures, experience “Million Dollar Sandals” that inspired the installation of a shoe-level camera on the red carpet and “kinky boots” designed for the hit Broadway show that tells the true story of a struggling shoe factory that survives by producing high-heeled fetish footwear for men.
Your gift recipient receives a package that includes a certificate for the experience, instructions on how to book this special tour, and a gift-wrapped copy of our hardcover exhibition catalog Walk This Way. Written by Edward Maeder, the founding director of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. Essays by Stuart A. Weitzman, the founder of the eponymous shoe company, and Valeric Paley, Vice-President, Chief Historian, and Director of the Center for Women's History.
We also include 1 blank note card for your personal gift message, or you may drop us a note at checkout and we'll hand-write your message for you! Share the gift of this exclusive access experience with friends and family--you choose your companions (up to 10 participants). There is no better gift than the gift of experience. Give the gift of a New-York Historical experience!