2.13.2010

FOOT FOOD

Shoes by Tokio Kumagai (1947-1987).  The first two are images from his "Shoes to Eat" series, 1984. Would you wear these? Cause I'm pretty sure I'd rock these bacon-esque oxfords, and I don't even wear flats, ever.

From Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute:
By using the painting style of artists such as Dali and Pollock, he came up with a never before-imagined style of shoes.  In the 'Shoes to Eat' series, using Japanese plastic food sample production methods, he put hyperreal images of beef, red-bean rice and sundaes on shoes.

Below, Tokio Kumagai pumps, 1984.

6 comments:

little augury said...

Lauren,yes I'd wear the bacon,loving oxfords, I have mostly adopted flats for comfort. Every time I lace a couple of very spinsterish ones I think of Miss Lessie Chandler-an elementary teacher that was at least 100 years old. Would absolutely LOVE to see her in this bacon-esque look.

anastassia said...

Those look gross but so cool. I wonder if anyone tried nibbing on any of his shoes.

Anonymous said...

dolce&gabbana COMPLETELY stole the face shoes! blatant.

The Blushing Hostess said...

"Bason-eque", indeed. Although, to answer your question, no probably not.

Birdie! said...

WOW! I just found you vi KoS - I love what I see!

-a new reader and fan, Birdie

Liz said...

Food and shoes... what's not to love?

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