Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Shoes: Maurice Arnoult Exhibition
Maurice Arnoult is a craftsman, artist and teacher (as well as Righteous Among the Nations), who will turn 100 next week, and has been creating exquisite handmade shoes since 1937 in his Belleville atelier. I just visited the wonderful exhibition that pays tribute to his work and if you're in Paris this week this is absolutely a must-see show. In addition to shoes, you'll also be able to see a selection of photographs, Arnoult's amazing tools, and his ancient Singer machine. Kudos to the scenographer!
See more pictures on the exhibition's site (including snapshots of the step-by-step creation of these black and gold boots) as well as on Miss Glitzy's fab blog.
10am-7pm, Ateliers de Paris - 30 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine 75012 Paris. Métro Bastille
Later this week I will show you the works of some of Arnoult's gifted students.