Prince’s Shoe Collection Going on Display ay Paisley Park
Paisley Park is opening a new exhibit that will put his vast custom shoe collection on display.
The new exhibit is called 'The Beautiful Collection: Prince’s Custom Shoes' and it will open on July 9th and feature over 300 pairs of Prince's custom-made shoes and will only be available for a limited time, and it's included with any Paisley Park tour.
Not only will you get to see some iconic shoes, including a Versace-centric display area, but you'll get to see some exclusive performance footage, interviews with Prince’s design partners, and "get the story behind each step with Prince’s music in stereo sound."
Prince was a tiny dude and wore platform shoes most of the time and many of them reflect the theme of the current music he was making or the current album/tour he was on the road promoting.
Mitch Maguire, Paisley Park’s legacy preservationist and curator of the exhibit told Vogue that, "Some of these shoes were in storage for over 30 years, a lot of work has gone into bringing them back to life."
Some shoes included in the exhibit are the suede sneakers with clear, light-up platform heels that he wore at the 2008 Coachella music festival, several pairs of shoes after he recorded the soundtrack for the 1989 'Batman' movie that feature either the Joker's colors or Batman's colors and many have the iconic Batman symbol on them, and a piar of platforms that say "Get Wild" on the toe and "Free Music" on the heel worn when he was battling the record companies for artists rights.