Special NYHistory Store Price: $19.95
To our special patrons we are offering this beautiful companion volume to our forthcoming exhibition at an exclusive preview price. Regularly $30, for a limited time Walk this Way is $19.95.
Famous for his trademark use of unique materials and his creation of one-of-a-kind, "million dollar" shoes for Oscar nominees, American designer Stuart Weitzman's personal collection of antique shoes features a similarly eclectic range. Lavishly illustrated with one hundred color photographs from the Stuart Weitzman Collection, this new volume explores the impact of twentieth-century design and culture on the evolution of women's shoes from 1870-1980. It is a must-have for all shoe fans.
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.
Walk this Way: Footwear from the Stuart Wietzman Collection of Historic Shoes, showcases examples from the designer’s own private collection. The New-York Historical Society exhibition highlights the story of the shoe from the perspectives of collection, consumption, presentation, and production, focusing on the industrialization to the rise of consumer culture, and women’s contributions as makers, designers, and entrepreneurs. On view April 20 – Oct 08, 2018