The relationship women have with their shoes is one that most men are baffled by. In an effort to explain what it is that makes us weak in the knees for a 6-inch red-soled pump, Julie Benasra wrote and directed a documentary entitled God Save My Shoes. The film will be premiering tonight, on the eve of New York Fashion Week, with an after party at exclusive nightclub LAVO. The party will act as a fundraiser, as the films production company, CAID Productions, and SOLE4SOULS have partnered to bring one pair of shoes to a person in need for every fabulous pair that walks through the door. This evening’s soiree is the perfect combination of fantastic footwear and philanthropy. Attendees must even adhere to the strict “NO FLATS!” policy.
The film analyzes the impact that shoes have in today’s world by consulting with fashion editors, psychologists, sex experts, musicians, movie stars, and shoe designers themselves. Some of those that contributed to the film include Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Pierre Hardy, Robert Clergerie, and Dita Von Teese. In the words of Marilyn Monroe, “give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
From Marilyn Monroe to Carrie Bradshaw, shoes not only hold a place in our closets, but in pop culture as well. Sex And The City brought the importance of shoes to a new level, with ladies everywhere aiming to build their own collections to rival that of SJP’s character. Today, a Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, or Brian Atwood heel is no longer a shoe, but a status symbol. The kind of shoes you wear can speak volumes about who you are. What do your shoes say about you?
Watch the God Save My Shoes trailer:
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Shoes make the transition from footwear to artwork:
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