Shoe Party!

Hello, Nicole Cohen of Sketch42 here! I write a blog that celebrates design, art, fashion and the wonderful world in which they sometimes collide. Sketch42 is about finding daily inspiration and turning the mundane into an artful experience. The wonderful thing about the state of the modern department store is that they already have turned the mundane into something fabulous. Imagine 50 years ago, telling a woman that shoes would be fetishized to such a degree, that a single pair could cost thousands and that Saks Fifth Avenue would have just expanded their already so-gigantic-it needs-it’s-own-zip-code shoe floor to take up the entire floor! It’s like the shoe floor has manifest destiny — Wall-to-wall, baby!

Of course, with my new burgeoning interest in photography, I was extremely excited to photograph a party, hosted by Vogue and Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann — who looked stunning in Prabal Gurung.

Party goers sipped champagne, modeled and bought some of the season’s coolest styles (I’m looking at you, 3.1 Phillip Lim booties) and were generally fabulous. As usual, I couldn’t keep my eyes off of the modern furniture collection — artfully places about the floor.

All in all, it was a fun, lighthearted evening, as all fashion events should be (!). Thanks for having me!

Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann and Prabal Gurung.

Stacks of Vogues lay on sculptural tables, as shoppers browse.

A modern fixture that I simply adore, the crowd.

A Giuseppe Zanotti heel should be mounted and displayed as art.

A party goer models Phillip Lim boots.

Photographer Billy Farrell mugs for the camera with some statement limited edition Louboutins. His face says: Would you wear these?

Ophelia Hohler, Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann, Maggie Betts, Barbara Bush Jr, Prabal Gurung

Vintage Moschino was a surprise theme among shoppers!

Cheers to 5 wonderful years of 10022-shoe!



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