Portraits of Shoes, Stories of Feet

Portraits de chaussures, Histoires de pieds
Portraits of shoes, Stories of feet
28 April to 20 June 2009

Alliance Française de Manille and the French Embassy in the Philippines, in collaboration with the Yuchengco Museum, cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibit “Portraits de chaussures, Histoires de pieds (Portraits of shoes, Stories of feet)” on Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Yuchengco Museum.

“Portraits of shoes” showcases 62 pairs of shoes from the 18th to the 21st centuries from the collections of the Romans International Footwear Museum and renowned French fashion houses. The international traveling exhibit is curated by Yves Sabourin, who previously came to the Philippines in 2006 for the successful exhibit “Christian Lacroix Dialogues.” Featuring dialogue between the old and modern, the exhibit present museum pieces alongside works by contemporary artists in the form of drawings, photographs, videos, and installations. Filipino artists and designers will bring their contribution—an exhibit curated by the Yuchengco Museum entitled “Stepping in Pinoy Style,” showcasing traditional Filipino footwear such as the venerable bakya and beaded cochos, several pieces from the Marikina Shoe Museum collection and exciting designs by local designers such as Lila Almario, Cesar Gaupo, Emi Jorge, Brian Tenorio, Ann Pamintuan, Maco Custodio, Joanna Litton, and Kermit Tesoro.

The museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala & Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City. For more information, call Alliance Française at 895-7585 or 7441.
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