A spectacular selection of more than 150 fantasy art shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection. These shoes are not meant to be worn, these art shoes are pure fantasy. For the month of September and October Stuart Weitzman will be donating 100% of Art & Sole sales made in Stuart Weitzman stores and online to ovarian and breast cancer research.
ART & SOLE is the perfect gift for any occasion. This shoe book features shoes made of highly unique material; feathers, paper, ceramic, metal, resin, playing cards, corrugated cardboard, Swarovski crystals, even fresh flowers and frosting, and their intricate construction is remarkable.
ART & SOLE by Jane Gershon Weitzman showcases approximately 150 shoes of the more than 1.000 Jane Weitzman has discovered and commissioned for display since the first Stuart Weitzman retail shop opened in the mid 1990s on Madison Avenue. Using the best of this collection, many of the shoes are in printed form for the first time.
A vibrant red cloth case with an elaborate crystal shoe embossed in detail on the front cover, gilded edging around the three open edges of the book, and a satin ribbon marker make this book an irresistible treasure for shoe and art aficionados worldwide. With an introduction by Jane Weitzman, the shoes are featured along with brief, identifying captions, in an impeccably designed, graphically compelling, artful package. Thumbnail photographs of every shoe in the book, along with a more in depth description as well as a brief biography of the artist who created it, are also included.
About the Author
Jane Gershon Weitzman was the executive vice president of Stuart Weitzman and the first vice president of Stuart Weitzman Retail. She spearheaded philanthropy for the company by generating funds to support breast and ovarian cancer research and awareness. Her efforts were brought to life through innovative charity events on the brandʼs website, such as the Stuart Weitzman Celebrity Breast Cancer Shoe Auction, and its retail stores. She serves on the Trust Board of the Boston Childrenʼs Hospital. Weitzman: ‘All of the shoes are made by artists I found while traveling. I began to collect them and since I was involved in dressing the windows of our first retail store I thought, why not create a space around one of these pieces of art?’.
Art & Sole
Publisher: Harper Design
Author Jane Gershon Weitzman, photographs by Lucas Zarebinski.
English, hardcover, 208 pp, ISBN 978-0-06-219103-8, cover price $30
Available at Harper Collins
For the month of September and October Stuart Weitzman will be donating 100% of Art & Sole sales made in Stuart Weitzman stores and online to ovarian and breast cancer research. In honor of ovarian cancer awareness month, profits for the month of September will be donated to the pioneering research of Dr. Marsha A. Moses, the Director of the Folkman Institute in Boston. For the month of October, 100% of the profits will be going to breast cancer research.
Shoes by Stuart Weitzman at the Virtual Shoe Museum.
Photo’s by Lucas Zarebinski: Corrugated curve VI by Robert Steele.