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FSN 132
Joanne Mc Neish

Sara B Undergrad in anthropology Interned at bata shoe museum Bata shoe exhibit manager, assistant curator  make sure looks good and ppl will learn a lot in Asked for a job when she 13 000 pairs of shoes 1/3 western fashion can email her whenever if need help Thursday nights 5-8pm – pay what you can (one paid with watermelon) Mrs Sonja bata –started collecting shoes  owns all the shoes Bata is a shoe company worldwide-inexpensive, didn't celebrate diversity – which inspired her to collect Didn't make museum right away 110-115 000 ppl visit a year expected like 30 000 culturally diverse bata mrs doesn't seek government support and doesn't want them to be involved but workers have secretly to help thinks ppl should come and learn 20 century- when footwear exploded has storage room with shelves on sight French designer? Most influential footwear designer – created silhouettes in western Shows us corporate picture and than better one Shoes: Don't focus just on fashion, more on what it tells us Before 15 century – very modest or ridiculous 15 century: around 1470 pointed shoe – expensive (not for working, worn inside, excess amount of leather) footwear armour – loooonnng point, protective –inconvenient ! cant run away  this man only rides on horse while poor people fight on the pointed shoes – sexual encounters with women finally realized pointed armour is a bad idea  now broaddd toe – still excess amount of metal (shows rich) collection* is mostly rich shoes, not day to day renaissance  pantoful, Italian slipper, open back, intimate shoe shopine – popular in venice, spread to other european (higgggh platforms to elevate woman)  reached 50 cm max  needed support by servants  higher = need more money and fabric for skirt prostitutes started wearing shopines –foregners got confused about whether prostitute or young attractive rich girl shopine out of style replaced by high heal from early 1700s has to stay in Britain but can lend to themselves  more mobile  shoes of stole at the bottom to stabilize and don't sink into mud (no paved streets) ppl could distinguish slap soles  high heel: men and women wore it the same amount – men chunkier, squarer
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