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With the start of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week… comes a highly-anticipated fashion exhibit:  Shoe Obsession at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. It opens today (Friday) to the public and showcases more than 150 shoes from 50 designers and collectors.

Fashionable Femme Jen who attended Thursday’s preview gives us the highlights of the show:

“…Mainstays of the collection include Nicholas Kirkwood, Christian Louboutin, Roger Vivier, Prada, and Alexander McQueen, among many others. Of the shoes selected for the exhibit, Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at FIT says, ‘Some of them are works of art which you couldn’t hardly imagine wearing, but others are works of art that you really would imagine wearing to all sorts of important occasions in your life.’

Ms. Steele comments on the exhibit declaring, ‘Nothing ordinary. Everything extraordinary.’ And like the shoes, the creators themselves are quite extraordinary. Of the featured artists, a handful of designers attended today’s preview, including Andreia Chaves, Charline De Luca, Masaya Kushino, Marieka Ratsma and Gianluca Tamburini.”

-Fashionable Femme Jen

To see more of the photos Jen snapped up, click here to her personal blog.

Where/When:  Museum at FIT, Seventh Avenue (at 27 Street), NY, NY;

Feb 8-April 13, 2013; Tues – Fri (Noon-8pm), Sat (10am-5pm), Closed Sundays, Mondays, and legal holidays.

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Nicholas Kirkwood Alice Spring 2012

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Noritaka Tatehana Lady Pointe shoes (designed for Lady Gaga) 2012