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Exhibition - Marche et démarche

Exhibition - Marche et démarche

Until 02/23/2020

MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS

Be it towering heels or flats, sandals or clogs, veritable works of art or plain, utilitarian …

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Description

Be it towering heels or flats, sandals or clogs, veritable works of art or plain, utilitarian footwear, shoes are an essential part of our everyday life. However, depending on when they appeared in our society or where we’re from, they do not always enjoy the same level of importance.

After looking at undergarments (Behind the Seams: An Indiscreet Look at the Mechanics of Fashion) and overgarments (Appropriate Dress Required: When Clothing Causes a Scandal), the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is continuing to explore the relationship between fashion and the human body with an exhibition on shoes: step by step. What status do these useful, beautiful, and now-essential items enjoy in modern-day society? What has changed between the Middle Ages and the present day, both in the West and further afield? And how on Earth did Marie-Antoinette manage to slide her toes into shoes that were 21cm long and 5cm wide…?

This quirky exhibition answers all these questions and more, with almost 500 objects on display: shoes, naturally, as well as paintings, photographs, objets d’art, film footage and adverts, all collated from public and private collections throughout France and around the world.

Practical information

Opening days and times

  • Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (until 9.00 p.m. on Thursdays)

  • Closed on Mondays, 1 May, 25 December and 1 January.

Tickets and prices

  • Free of charge for residents of the European Union under the age of 25.

  • Concession for visitors aged between 18 and 25 who are not residents of the European Union, only at the museum’s ticket office.

Access

MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS
107, RUE DE RIVOLI
107, RUE DE RIVOLI
GALERIE D'ETUDE
107, RUE DE RIVOLI
75001 PARIS 01

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