Shoe fanatics were finally granted a place to indulge their every whim on Thursday, with the opening party for Selfridges' brand new Shoe Galleries in London.
Stocking 55,000 shoes at any time, and with 4000 shoes on display from 150 brands, the Shoe Galleries are believed to be the biggest shoe department in the world. According to Vogue.com, the launch party on Thursday night included Vivienne Westwood, Astrid Munoz, Lisa Snowdon and Little Boots. Apparently ‘guests arrived in the labyrinthine space and were greeted by the most handsome waiters in London serving pink Champagne and delicious canapés from Aubaine, including poached quails eggs topped with black truffles and salmon tartar.’
The event also featured a live performance from Paolo Nutini, with a set decorated in giant ‘Shoes Paper’ newspapers. The galleries officially open to the public next week, and we’re already in line with our sleeping bags.