PAN Paris

Marche et Démarche – a History of Shoes – Thursday January 16, 2020 – 7-8:30 pm

PAN was able to reserve a limited number of  tickets (14€) for an evening guided tour (in French) of this fabulous exhibit before they sold out! Purchase yours above.

Following the success of La Mécanique des dessous (2013) and Tenue correcte exigée! (2017), the Musée des Arts Décoratifs continues its exploration into the relationship between fashion and the body with a third, and equally inspiring installment, Marche et démarche, which looks at the form of the shoe.

The exhibit questions the cultural significance of the shoe, an essential accessory in our daily lives, and explores how the shoe was incorporated into different styles of walking from the Middle Ages to the present day, in both Western and non-European cultures. Marche et démarche will display approximately five-hundred objects, including shoes, paintings, objets d’art, photographs, films and advertisements from public and private collections, offering a unique perspective on how a mundane object can pass from the ordinary to the extraordinary.


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