Exhibition: Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels: Heels, Bags, and Accessories
November 19, 2020 – January 10, 2021

From one collection comes a sensational show of shoes. Head Over Heels chronicles decades of high fashion through footwear and includes designers such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Oscar de la Renta. With rare examples of Roberta di Camerino and Rayne, Head Over Heels presents a look at the haute couture world of shoes and examples of creativity masterfully executed into structural, wearable art. The head designer of Bella Belle shoes, Erina Ardianto, joins the conversation to discuss how the concept turns into reality.

Accompanying Head Over Heels is an equally impressive collection of designer bags, with notable inclusion of Judith Leiber, a designer whose affinity for sparkle and color drives her design. This exhibition looks at elegant and playful accessories that are remarkable works of art. From the minds of top designers from the 1960s to the present day, Head Over Heels takes a look at how meticulous attention to detail and often handcrafted elements of shoes and accessories elevates them to the realm of fine arts.

This exhibition was organized by William King Museum of Art.