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Pull Up A Chair Rest Your Feet

December 5, 2008

rest your feet

Magnificent shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo, Roger Vivier, Prada and Lacroix will be exhibited alongside breakthrough chair designs including Harry Bertoia's 1952 asymmetrical chaise lounge for Knoll International, and Bill Stumf and Don Chadwick's 1994 Areon Chair for Herman Miller, in our unique Rest Your Feet exhibit in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery from November 3rd through December 12th.

As part of Rest Your Feet and the Sibby Merkel Brassler Lecture Series, we're presenting two important guest speakers: Linda O'Keefe, Creative Director of Metropolitan Home, will speak on November 5th at 6 PM, and Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), will talk on November 18th at 6 PM. Dr. Steele has curated over 20 exhibitions including London Fashion which won the first Richard Martin Award from The Costume Society of America. A cocktail reception will precede each lecture at 5 PM in Nesbitt Hall (33rd & Market St.).

Rest Your Feet will include pieces from the Drexel Historic Costume Collection, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Temple University's Shoe Museum. Faculty and students from the departments of Fashion and Design & Merchandising and Architecture & Interiors organized the exhibit.


  • Rest Your Feet Exhibition & Speaker Series
  • Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market St.
    Exhibit runs Monday, November through Friday, December 12
    Opening Reception, Wednesday November 5, 2008 5:00-7:30 PM
    • Speaker Series:
      • Linda O'Keefe, Wednesday, November 5, 6 PM, reception 5 PM
      • Dr. Valerie Steele, Tuesday, November 18, 6 PM, reception 5 PM
  • FREE and open to the public
  • For more information, call 215-895-1029 or visit