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Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

Liz Starin, Illustration MA ’09, drew the best footwear at FIT

Robert O’Dell,
Fashion Design ’12 (who texted throughout this conversation):

Where’d you get those? “Saks, I think? I don’t know.” Why’d you buy them? “They’re shiny.” Are they hard to keep clean? “Not really. They’re scuffed, but whatever.”
Fabiola Corominas,
Accessories Design ’11:
“When you go to Buenos Aires, you have to buy a pair of shoes, at least! They are so good with leather.”
Raphaela Marra,
Fashion Design ’11:

Do you fall a lot? “No.” Her friend says, “She wears high heels all the time and she never falls.”
A painting of Shirley Goodman (1915-91), in the Shirley Goodman Resource Center. She was a key figure in FIT’s history and became executive director of the college’s foundation.
Terrence Phearse,
Direct and Interactive Marketing ’11:

Yves Saint Laurent, spring ’07, slightly the worse for wear.
18th century, from The Museum at FIT: It’s like seeing the ghost of someone’s foot. (Side note: the fabric would make a great ’70s throw pillow.)
Some tools from a Footwear Design and Construction class President Joyce F. Brown’s dog, Bebe:
Around here, even the dogs are well-shod.
Marie Denise Arellano,
Accessories Design ’11:

Carved wooden heels! Rope! Horsehair!

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