|Miami Art Basel, Audi S4 Pavilion|
As part of its Art Basel coverage, The Miami Herald displays 26 photographs of models, artists, designers, etc., which takes journalism to new heights of branding hokum. Half the pictures show details of shoes (including the designer's name and some vapid remark).
For example, we know that so and so...
"wears snakeskin Balenciaga sandals that she bought this summer in Istanbul"
"wears Nike sneakers he designed with his son Jordan, using his Chicken Kitchen colors"
"wears sneakers she picked up on Broadway in New York, for $15"
"wears Valentino shoes printed in pheasant feathers" (visibly so)
"stands under Erwin Wurm's "French Police Cap" (visibly so)
"wears Frederick's of Hollywood shoes, that she ordered from the catalog"
"wears gold Y3 sneakers on which he removed the laces" (visibly so)
In a photo a Sue Hosteler dons a Lichtenstein dress while posing in front of a (who else?) Lichtenstein sculpture. A "cow girl" poses in front of a Keith Haring acrylic.
We are so indebted to the Miami Herald for this in-depth piece!