Gorgeous footwear was in abundance last night at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, where editors and designers alike came together to celebrate The Shoe Book by Nancy MacDonell. Hosted by InStyle Editor Ariel Foxman, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Marigay McKee, and Prosper Assouline, the event took place in the store’s massive shoe department (it has its own zip code, 10022!). Renowned shoe designers like Brian Atwood, Nicholas Kirkwood, Misha Nonoo, and Rupert Sanderson were on-hand to fete the occasion, where guests enjoyed a DJ performance by Brendan Fallis while MacDonell signed copies of her book.
Footwear fiends everywhere will rejoice over this stunning collection of fancy kicks from throughout the years. The Shoe Book ($50; assouline.com), chronicles the accessory’s rich history, tracing its origins from ancient Armenian sandals to Dorothy’s ruby slippers and beyond—plus, it includes interviews with Christian Louboutin, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more. Featuring 360 pages and 300 gorgeous visuals, this book will fulfill all your shoe fantasies.
The Shoe Book takes a look at footwear past and present, and reviews a wide range of iconic styles and their designers—from sneakers to stilettos and Birkenstocks to booties—and we simply can’t get enough of it.