This exhibition celebrates the ingenuity and creativity of British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, focusing on her designs of the ultimate fetish object: the shoe.
Following the success of the exhibition held in London, Vivienne Westwood wishes to present this unique collection, showcasing over 40 years of design, around the World. The exhibition will travel from its last destination in Moscow, Russia, and continue its international tour to the historical Linda Sursock Palace, Beirut, Lebanon. From Beirut, the exhibition will travel to Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo throughout 2011 and New York and Los Angeles at the beginning of 2012.
Built in 1903 by Michel Sursock, the Linda Sursock Palace overlooks the harbor and stands in one of Beirut’s most exclusive areas. This prestigious residence with its original and decadent neo- gothic, Moroccan and Damascus style interiors is the perfect place to house this eclectic exhibition also dedicated to a history of design and style.
The exhibition will showcase around 100 shoe designs and trace the exceptional success of Dame Westwood’s career to date. Illustrating her defiance of the rules of wearability and convention, the exhibition is also evidence of her uncompromising quest for superb craftsmanship and attention to detail.