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The Museum at FIT's upcoming Shoe Obsession exhibit highlights extreme design—and heights— in 21st century footwear. With claims that the It shoe has eclipsed the It bag, the exhibit explores over 150 imaginative examples of contemporary footwear. Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator at the museum, summarizes the female shoe fixation well: "My favorite shoes are always my next pair." [Style.com]