May 21, 2013 Update: Thanks to all our stylish entrants on our Pinterest Shoe Obsession contest! We’ve selected a design by Svenja Ritter, uploaded by Crisia M of Australia, as the contest winner. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more pins and peeks inside the exquisitely produced yaleARTbooks list!
The moment has finally arrived—YUP is now on Pinterest! Yes, we know it took us a while but we here now and can’t wait to share all the fantastic books and artwork that we are up to our elbows in over here at the office! To inaugurate our presence on Pinterest, we are holding a contest for our readers.
In association with the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, Yale University Press has just published Shoe Obsession, a lavishly illustrated exploration of the most extravagant shoes designed of the 21st century. Co-written by Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill, two the world’s leading historians of fashion, the book features 150 pairs of some the most quirky, extreme and delectable shoes produced in the last twelve years by prominent designers including Manolo Blahnik, Pierre Hardy, Christian Louboutin, and Bruno Frisoni.
Inspired by the sky-high heels, thigh-high lace up boots, and the extraordinary women who wear them, YUP is inviting readers to pin a photograph of the strangest, most extreme pair of shoes you own! Whether they be red-hot heels, avant-garde booties, puppy dog slippers, or summer espadrilles, we want to see what magical shoe confections are hidden away in your closet! The person with the most outrageous pair of shoes will win a free copy of Show Obsession.
Please follow and post your photos on the Shoe Obsession: The Contest board on the Yalepress Pinterest page. The contest will run through Friday, May 17 and we will announce the winner on Tuesday, May 21!
Shoe Obsession was written and edited by Valerie Steele, the director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York and Colleen Hill, the associate curator of accessories at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Shoe Obsession is published by The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York in association with Yale University Press