WANT: An Illustrated Talk & Tour

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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During the Great Depression, global economies tumbled and want proliferated—want of employment, want of security, want of escape. The desires born from want drove an explosion of cultural creativity from film to fashion. Some of the most innovative shoe designs in the history of Western fashion were created during this decade of want as shoe designers played with the architecture of footwear creating uplifting platforms and wedges, futuristic novelty heels and revealing peep toes that reflected escapist Hollywood glamour as well as new conceptions of fashionable femininity.

Join BSM Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack for an illustrated talk inspired by our newest exhibition “WANT: Desire, Design and Depression Era Footwear”, followed by a tour of the gallery.

$20 – General Public – Please purchase tickets below | Free for Friends of the BSM – reserve your seat by emailing friends@batashoemuseum.ca or calling 416-979-7799 x 250