3 colour shoes

Kelly Sant

Marie-Christine Dorner wearing ‘3 colours shoes’ designed by Freelance. A little song about my shoes, inspired by Malia, from her song ‘purple shoes’. Arrived in London in my Freelance shoes The 3 colours ones, they weren’t hard to choose I was feeling wild I had no blues I was grooving to the sound of my heartbeat, yeah I always wear my Free-Lance shoes So good to wear my 3 colour shoes Part of Soles exposed: 21 women in their favourite shoes (January 2005, Adam Street Gallery, London) This show featured paintings of 21 women in their favourite shoes, by artist and designer Kelly Sant. Kelly has painted the feet of some of the leading lights of the design and fashion worlds, each clad in their favourite shoes. From design curators, to stylists, to the muse of a 70s shoe designer, each has chosen the shoes that they feel best sum them up. Essentially these are portraits of feet, some defiant, some coy, some strident, some sexual: each painting richly conveys the essence and personality of their owner. Yet each portrait ends at calf level, tantalising the viewer with suggestions of what is not revealed.

photo: Mehdi Teimory

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