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Fall 2021 Series

Fall 2021 Series

We are so excited to launch the Fall 2021 edition of our Salon Series!

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We are SO excited to bring back our Salon Series! Join us on September 29 at 7pm EST as Elizabeth has a virtual conversation with creator of the viral sensation Quarantine Barbies Tonya Ruiz (@grandmagetsreal) There will also be an exclusive peek at this newest exhibition included 😉 Thank you so much to our programming partner @ocaf_lefonds for making this possible! RSVP by clicking the link in our bio. #BSMFromHome #MuseumFromHome ...

Experience arts and culture in new and exciting ways. Join us for the 12th annual celebration of @culturedays! We’ve got some exciting virtual tours to share, including our newest exhibition "All Dolled Up: Fashioning Cultural Expectations". Visit our website for more info. ...

American footwear designer Beth Levine created this pair of silk mules in the mid to late 1950s. This style, called the Spring-o-lator, features a long piece of elastic on the insole. The elastic was meant to stretch and create tension between the shoe and the bottom of the foot, ensuring a secure fit. ...

During our Ask a Curator LIVE, we were asked what shoes in the collection belonged to classic movie stars! Judy Garland wore this pair of button boots in the 1946 film "The Harvey Girls", just one of thirty-two feature films she made during her lifetime. The story was set in the early 20th century and required Garland to dress in period costume which included this two-toned boot. Would you wear these types of boots today? Let us know in the comments below ⬇️ ...

This trio of prototypes was made by the famous French brand Herault for their slightly lower-cost line Preciosa. In addition to being colourful, each model has interesting detailing. It is not known if these prototypes made it into production but they certainly were in keeping with the fashions of the moment. #FashionFriday ...

We are so excited to launch the Fall 2021 edition of our Salon Series! This time, we’re inspired by our upcoming exhibition "All Dolled Up: Fashioning Cultural Expectations" and our first guest is Tonya Ruiz (@grandmagetsreal), creator of the viral sensation Quarantine Barbies. Tonya will sit down for a virtual conversation with our director and senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack, so get your questions ready. An exclusive peek at our newest exhibition included! RSVP to save your seat. Link in bio. ...

Join us TOMORROW for #AskACurator Day on our Instagram and TikTok LIVE! On September 15 from 2-3pm EST, go inside the vault, virtually, to see our collection. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind experience. ...

These tall boots are made of a mix of colourful materials including leather, felt and vegetable fibre. They were purchased by Sonja Bata, founder of the Bata Shoe Museum, during a trip to Kathmandu, Nepal in 1976. ...

Haven't had a chance to visit Toronto's favourite shoebox? 👠 Discover 4,500 years worth of footwear history by attending our next virtual tour of "All About Shoes" on September 19 at 11am EST ~ RSVP by visiting our website. #BSMFromHome #MuseumFromHome ...

Have you visited Toronto's favourite shoebox yet? Here are some things you might not know that we offer:

✨FREE admission to Indigenous visitors, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis
✨FREE admission every Sunday
✨FREE admission for support workers accompanying visitors
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Are you joining us (virtually) inside our vault? We are so excited for this year's #AskACurator Day where you'll get your chance to see where we store all of our extraordinary artefacts and ask our curators anything your heart desires. Exclusively on Instagram and TikTok LIVE. ...

These brocaded silk shoes feature stiletto heels which were hugely popular in women’s fashion during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Designed by Parisian footwear brand René Mancini, this pair was handmade for Sirikit, the Queen Mother of Thailand. ...