WANT: Desire, Design and Depression Era Footwear

WHEN:

July 6th 2019 to March 30th 2020
Open Today, Paid Entry ($14.00)

WHERE:

Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St, W. Toronto, M5S 1W7

WHAT:

On October 24, 1929, the United States stock market crashed ushering in a decade of darkness and turmoil. As global economies tumbled, want proliferated—want of employment, want of security, want of escape. The desires born from want drove an explosion of cultural creativity from film to fashion. Some sought to satiate the needs of the public, others sought to distract them from the troubling times, yet others hoped that by stoking desire and encouraging consumption the economy could be redeemed.

Some of the most innovative shoe designs in the history of Western fashion were created during this decade of want. Shoe designers Salvatore Ferragamo, Andre Pérugia, Steven Arpad and Roger Vivier played with the architecture of footwear creating uplifting platforms and wedges as well as futuristic novelty heels and revealing peep toes that reflected escapist Hollywood glamour as well as new conceptions of fashionable femininity.

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 Women's
 Men's
 Footwear

Upcoming Opening Times

TueDec 10 201910:00am - 5:00pm
WedDec 11 201910:00am - 5:00pm
ThuDec 12 201910:00am - 8:00pm
FriDec 13 201910:00am - 5:00pm
SatDec 14 201910:00am - 5:00pm
SunDec 15 201912:00pm - 5:00pm
MonDec 16 201910:00am - 5:00pm
TueDec 17 201910:00am - 5:00pm
WedDec 18 201910:00am - 5:00pm
ThuDec 19 201910:00am - 8:00pm

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