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October Salon Series

October 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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A Conversation with Footwear Designer Benoît Méléard

We are so excited for our next Salon Series! This time, we’re inspired by our upcoming exhibition OBSESSED: How Shoes Became Objects of Desire. This exhibition features highly coveted shoes in our collection that represents how industrialization drove shoe consumption transforming footwear designers into celebrities and shoes into high value collectibles. Join us on October 19 at 7pm EST, as we invite innovative footwear designer Benoît Méléard for a virtual conversation with our Director & Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack.


Benoît Méléard

Benoît Méléard is a French shoe designer who has designed for brands such as, Robert Clergerie, Loewe, Helmut Lang, Charles Jourdan, Jeremy Scott and Alexander McQueen since 1994. He also has his own architectural shoe collection that is a tribute to Beth Levine. You can find his innovative designs featured in our Future Now: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks exhibition, on display until October 2023.