frank gehry designs women's boots frank gehry designs women's boots
oct 15, 2009

frank gehry designs women's boots

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frank gehry has designed a pair of six-buttoned black-and-white leather boots which were presented in may 09 in new york, and are part of J.M. weston‘s autumn/winter collection 09.

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‘you shouldn’t have to differentiate between disciplines, shoes are very architectural and always have been, and even more recently there are new shoes…(that are) buildings.‘ – FG

‘architects create brand names now, it’s useful to commercial industry to associate with those names in the same way they do with movie stars. purists out there probably find the idea of my designing a shoe abhorrent, but I don’t know why. we’re going back to the renaissance model, in which artists could work in any discipline.‘ – FG

mr. gehry was among five artists, invited by the french shoemaker J.M. weston: dior homme creative director kris van assche, shoe designer michel perry, industrial designer martin szekely and gallerist clemence krzentowski.

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  • I want to see him in a pair – complete with hat and cane!

    Delfin says:
  • Why are shoes architectural? I am a shoe enthusiast, a collector of JM Weston shoes (14 pairs so far) AND and architect…Yet I fail to see the undeniable connection implied in the entry blurb between shoe making and Architecture. They are more sculptural probably, which is why both Gehry and his artist son feel at ease in this context. Regardless, this boot is simply beautiful and probably more memorable than most of F Gehry’s work since Bilbao. Love it.

    larrycastle says:
  • they are similar to a pair Michael Jackson wore for smooth criminal video

    trewz.com says:
  • i’m sorry but they are soooooo ugly! the button detail on the upper part, i can live with, but the rest…. please!

    adrian g. sierra says:
  • IM LOVING THE WHITE AND BLACK BOOTS.
    I LOVE GEHRY

    ISAIAS garcia alonso says:
  • wow) very nice job Mr.Gehry!

    Alty says:
  • jesus how awful!
    stick to office blocks, frank.

    richie47 says:
  • Alty,
    Frank Ghery buildings are everything, but office BLOCKS…reserach his work first… please!!!!!!

    co says:

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