The Bata Shoe Museum, a North American cultural landmark with a strong international reputation, has announced the opening of the highly anticipated traveling exhibition MANOLO BLAHNIK: THE ART OF SHOES, a stunning, well-received retrospective by one of the world’s most influential figures within the fashion industry. After being showcased internationally at venues in Milan, St. Petersburg, Prague and Madrid, between May 16, 2018, through January 6, 2019, Toronto is excited to host the final and only North American stop on this world-class tour.
For over 45 years, Blahnik’s inventiveness and superb artisanship have crossed boundaries between fashion and art, inspiring elegance and perfection. The underlying theme of the exhibition – that shoes are art – aligns perfectly with Blahnik’s own approach to creating footwear. Using architectural and sculptural lines within his work, Blahnik exquisitely captures the imagination, transforming an everyday accessory into masterpieces of contemporary design.