After the success and beauty of one Chanel exhibition (the Little Black Jacket), the Saatchi Gallery brings us another, this time, a little bit more up close and personal: Mademoiselle Privé.
How lovely was to see Sandra Bullock, who voices Scarlet Overkill in Minions 2, auctioning a lot of 10 Rupert Sanderson’s Minions inspired stilettos, not only raising the money from the sales but matching the amount herself.
They are very unusual shoes, I have to say, but the Minion fever, and the charity aspect, as well as Bullock’s autograph, raised an epic US$42,425. With Sandra’s matching, the amount went to almost US$85K, all going to the Art + Practice charity, which helps foster youth in LA, encouraging education and culture.
As for the shoes, I find them very cute. And that’s the kind of shoes news that makes me smile even more.
I am a fan of Karl Lagerfeld. It is not just for the undebatable talent the man possess; it is also for his personality and individuality (as a person, as well as a designer). Oh, yeah, and Choupette, of course.
When I heard my beloved V&A was going to open an exhibition called “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” I was filled with excitement, after all, it focuses around my magic word: shoes.
Not only that, it looks at footwear extremes, a subject, in fact, I am particularly fascinated by. On top of it, these 250 pairs, spanning 2,000 years, 20 countries and 70 designers, chart cultural, sociological and historical significance of shoes, as well as their power of transformation, which I can personally vouch for. And obsession.
You can read my squees of excitement here when I found out about the exhibition – so you can only imagine the extra loud squee for me being at the preview and seeing it all three days before it opened to the public.
In June, the star’s birthday month, they are screening 15 films starring one of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses, including some rarely-screened ones (like We’re Not Married and Clash By Night), in partnership with Stylist Magazine.
Apart from Hollywood starlet, sex-symbol and tragic heroin, Monroe is also a fashion icon, having donned one of dresses that made fashion history to grace her famous curves – who can forget the white halterneck with flowing skirt (by costume designer William Travilla) over a New York City subway grate, from the 1955 film Seven Year Itch?
Cinematic and fashion history birds with one stone, I say.
For their recently announced exhibition opening on summer 2015 on shoes, the V&A museum in London is going down a route many women all around the world and across times know so well: pleasure and pain.
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain opens on 03 June 2015 and goes until January 2016 displaying extreme and fabulous footwear on which we can feast our eyes.