“Shoes, Eroticism, and Fetish”

2007 | Fashion in Film Festival at MoMI

Introduction by curator Christel Tsilibaris

Total running time of short films: 12 mins. Women’s shoes trigger amorous behavior and sexual fixations that can cause a breakdown in social etiquette. These films explore various routines of wearing and showing off shoes for the camera, focusing on notions of exhibition, voyeurism, and lust. In the Buñuel film, Jeanne Moreau is a maid at a country estate whose eccentric inhabitants include a boot fetishist.