These Shoes Were Made for Walkin’

by Intern Sheila J

Nancy Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Jacqueline Kennedy have more in common than being iconic women of this century: They’ve all walked in Beth Levine’s shoes. Christened as “The First Lady of Shoe Design,” Levine introduced the mule, the stiletto, and even boots to the wardrobes of women across America, and impacted fashion in the 1960s, an era of which remains influential in fashion to this day.

Now her life of design is immortalized in a book by Helene Verin, Beth Levine Shoes. Join the author at the Fashion Institute of Technology on Wednesday March 10 where she’ll talk about the designer and her influence on fashion. She’ll also be holding a book signing after the lecture.

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Beth Levine Shoes by Helene Verin

Wednesday, March 10

6 – 8 pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center Seventh Avenue at 27th Street

The event is free, but reservations are required because space is limited. To register, email or call 212 217.4585.

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