Marche et Démarche

Marche et Démarche

Marche et Démarche, the history of the shoe, Musée des Arts Décoratifs

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs continues to explore the relationship between fashion and body with Marche et démarche, which looks at the form of the shoe. The exhibition looks into the cultural significance of the shoe, an essential item of our daily life. It also explores the different styles of walking from the Middle Ages to the present day and the shoe's influence around the world. Around five-hundred objects, including shoes, paintings, photographs and advertisements will be displayed.

The exhibition was inspired by a shoe that belonged to Marie-Antoinette in 1792. being so small in size, questions arose as to how Marie-Antoinette managed to wear such a shoe. In fact, women from the haute bourgeoisie and aristcrats in the 18th and 19th century wore shoes that were in effect, not made for walking.

From 7th of November 2019 to the 22nd March 2020 at Musée des Arts Décoratifs