Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Roaring 20s @ Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

Some eras of fashion just never go out of style (sorry Neon 90's, I'm not talking to you).  Classic, clean, well-constructed pieces ooze elegance, sexiness and femininity, something all of us HUG followers can get with. 
Do you like shoes? Do you wear shoes? If either of these applies to you, you should definitely take a peek at what's going on at the Bata Shoe Museum right now.  Sonja Bata, founder of Bata Shoes and Fashion Magazine's editor-in-chief Bernadette Morra were on hand for the official launch of The Roaring 20's: Heels, Hemlines and High Spirits to a festive crowd.
From young ladies dressed up in their 20's homage to a couple using the museum as their personal dancefloor for the Charleston, the invigorating launch reflected the excitement of that era (oh, and the expertly mixed Sidecars also helped.

The new installation features cool pedifacts from a time when women were finally able to vote, drive cars, and chose to put off marriage to a later age so they could hoof it up on the dance floor in their flap dresses.  The exhibit has some fascinating items, including what was used as athletic footwear (red with wings? yes please!), European inspired styles (ooh la la!) and sensible power shoes that reflected the beginning of female liberation in North America.  The Roaring 20s Exhibit is on now at The Bata Shoe Museum. -- Nelu Handa
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

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