Exclusively Manolo – Copycats: Faking Footwear

 

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September 2018

Exclusively Manolo – Copycats: Faking Footwear

September 18 @ 6:00 pm

Part of our series Exclusively Manolo: Fashion Talks Manolo Blahnik's shoes are always highly coveted, but also often imitated.  Join Anjli Patel, a Toronto-based fashion lawyer, trademark agent and founder of Blue Chip Fashion, for this illustrated talk on copyrights and knock-offs in the world of fashion and footwear. 6pm | $20 | $10 for Friends of the BSM | Purchase tickets online below or by calling 416-979-7799 x 445   General Tickets Friends of the BSM Tickets

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Exclusively Manolo – Army of Sass at the BSM

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Part of our series Exclusively Manolo: Creative Pursuits ARMY of SASS is a training and performance program designed to build confidence and gain physical strength while developing sassy dance skills in heels.  All are welcome to try the program out (no experience necessary) in this special class, held on location at the Bata Shoe Museum. Class begins at 7pm, but participants are invited to come to the museum at 6pm to see the exhibition "Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes"…

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Nuit Blanche at the BSM

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - September 30 @ 7:00 am

The BSM is excited to once again participate in Toronto's all night art celebration.  Visit the museum for free from 7pm to 7am to see three installations as well as all current exhibitions, including Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes.   Frame your Footwear: Your Shoes as Art Presented by the Bata Shoe Museum Frame Your Footwear: Your Shoes as Art invites visitors to stop by a Bata Shoe Museum Boomerang Station, which turns everyday moments into something unexpected. Inspired by…

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Celebrating Culture Days

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Culture Days is an annual event which invited everyone to explore, discover and participate in arts and culture activities across the country.  Join us as we welcome violinist Clara Lee for a 3pm performance in our St. Crispin's studio. Clara Lee studied music at the prestigious Julliard School in New York, and currently works as a violinist for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Opera Company. 3pm | Free performance  

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October 2018

Exclusively Manolo: God Save My Shoes

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Part of our series Exclusively Manolo: Reel Fashion God Save My Shoes explores the intimate relationship between women and shoes, questioning why shoes are the most addictive item in a woman's closet.  Featuring commentary by Manolo Blahnik. Included with paywhatyoucan Thursday donation | Free for Friends of the BSM Reserve a seat by calling 416-979-7799 x 445 or emailing rsvp@batashoemuseum.ca Watch the trailer for God Save My Shoes:

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Exclusively Manolo: Guest Guide Roslyn Griffith Hall

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Part of our series Exclusively Manolo: Guest Guides Museum exhibitions allow objects to speak and connect with audiences in very different and personal ways. The Bata Shoe Museum is excited to present a series of tours of Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes with special 'guest guides' from a variety of areas within the fashion industry.  Each guide will lead participants on a tour inspired by their background and their own personal experience of the exhibition. Guest Guide: Roslyn Griffith…

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Exclusively Manolo: Sketching in the Galleries

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Part of our series Exclusively Manolo: Creative Pursuits Come and be inspired by Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes.  The walls of this exhibition are adorned with original sketches by Manolo Blahnik and we are inviting you to come and take inspiration from them, and the over 200 shoes on display!  Participants of any skill level are invited to a quiet session of seated sketching in the exhibition (as well as all other current exhibitions) after we close to the…

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Exclusively Manolo: Stroke of Genius

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of our series Exclusively Manolo: Fashion Talks Manolo Blahnik's place in the history of footwear in undeniable but how did his shoes become such coveted items of fashion? Join the BSM Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack as she explore the work of Mr. Blahnik with a focus on his dedication to the high heel beginning with his revival of the stiletto in the 1970s to his current highly sought after creations.  She will also consider how and why his shoes…

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Wedding Shoes in the Georgian Era

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An Illustrated Talk with Kimberly S. Alexander  Weddings are powerful events infused with joy, ritual, and tradition. In the eighteenth-century, as today, weddings were an occasion to look one's best. Whether your station in society was measured in pounds or in shillings, the clothing of the bride and groom would have been the finest that their household could afford. Preferably, this would be the latest fashion from London. If their budget did not allow for the extravagance of clothing worn…

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Halloween Spooktacular

October 27 - October 28

Say boo at the BSM this October and join us for a spooktacular weekend of family fun.  Decorate a Halloween-inspired cookie, make a special craft and play ISpy in the galleries.  Kids in costume get in FREE! Perfect for children ages 3-12. Drop-in until 4pm | Included with museum admission

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November 2018

Shoe Origami Workshop

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Origami, the art of paper folding, has been a long practiced tradition in many cultures. From traditional or modern to simple or complicated, origami has attracted a world-wide following. In celebration of World Origami Day, the BSM invites you to try  your hand at making an origami shoe! Appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Drop in 1pm - 3pm |  Included in museum admission. In partnership with the Origami Society of Toronto    

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Exclusively Manolo: Love, Cecil

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lisa Immordino Vreeland directs this documentary about Academy Award-winning costume director Cecil Beaton.  The designer is remembered by many who worked with him, including Manolo Blahnik.  The BSM is excited to welcome Ms. Vreeland to the museum for a Q&A session following the film screening. $15 | Free for Friends of the BSM | Tickets can be purchased online below or by calling 416-979-7799 x 445 General: Friends of the BSM: Please call 416-979-77998 x 250 to reserve your seat.…

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Exclusively Manolo: Celebrating Manolo

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  The man behind the shoes celebrates his birthday on November 27th so come and help us mark the occasion with a tour and a toast!  Enjoy the guided tour of Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes with BSM Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack (the last public tour before the exhibition ends!) and then join us as we raise a glass of bubbly for Mr. Blahnik's birthday.  The Museum Shop will also be open late for some special occasion shopping! $30 |…

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