Magnetic Motion Shoes, from Spring / Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection, 2014
Van Herpen is known for experimenting with beauty, technology, and the human body. She often collaborates with artists from other disciplines. She worked with Jólan van der Wiel to design this prickly pair of shoes (and matching dress) using van der Wiel’s gravity machine, a device that harnesses the forces of gravity and magnetism to create wildly irregular composite materials from iron filings and resin.
It is credited
Courtesy of Iris van Herpen.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.