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Item Type:ArticleItem Status:Live ArchiveAbstractThis paper considers an aspect of the material culture fashion, focusing on shoes. Like clothes, shoes are used every day: they are essential objects that primarily allow people to perform daily and socially accepted activities, walk comfortably and adorn the body in a fashionable way. Furthermore, shoes are associated with the idea of individuality and can be highly practical or decorative, depending on their design and fashion style.With regard to their style, one phenomenon emerging in high fashion is that of the “impossible to wear shoes”: exhibitions and fashion shows staging designers’ bizarre shoes are becoming more frequent. heelless shoes; shoes without soles; fish shaped shoes). These shoes are not made to fit the individual. On the contrary,
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their shape and forms are imposed on the individuals.This paper explores the extreme, impossible to wear shoes and considers the visual statements they make about contemporary society, women and femininity. I will argue that impossible to wear shoes are puzzling yet charming objects, epitomizing a spectacle centered society: they are part of unexpected and personal performances, which blend the boundaries of fashion and art and allow the wearers to shift from an ordinary “self” to the extraordinary “other”.Keywords:Identity, Material Culture, Extreme Footwear;, Fashion,
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NotOACheckedSubjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W213 Visual Communication