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The Museum at FIT Opens 'Scandal Sandals and Lady Slippers' Exhibition on History of Delman Shoes

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Shoe lovers, unite! If you can't justify going out and buying loads of immaculate vintage shoes, you can at least view some of the best examples of chic footwear from the last decades at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Opening today and running until April 3, the free museum presents "Scandal Sandals & Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes," with pairs from 1926 through 2009 as the storied shoe company celebrates its 90th anniversary.

Delman shoes, worn by legendary women like Jacqueline Kennedy, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich, once enjoyed the renown and shopper adoration now reserved for the likes of Louboutin and Blahnik. Over the many decades, the company and its quality has survived, but because of its more affordable prices and greater wearability, Delman doesn't steal the headlines like 7" platforms and four-digit pricetags.

Regardless, Delman enjoys a fiercely loyal customer base who will no doubt be taking fashion field trips to FIT this month. And hello?the museum is free, so why not? Museum hours: Tuesday?Friday from Noon to 8pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm
· Scandal Sandals & Lady Slippers [Museum at FIT]
· Field Trip! Delman Shoes Exhibit at FIT [Running With Heels]

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