5 Things To Know About Shoes This Week

Upper Level Gallery View: Embroidery in
Embroidery in Manus x Machina.
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Met Gala & Exhibit Opening of Manus x Machina

Fashion’s Super Bowl kicks off tonight at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with the annual Met Gala, hosted by Conde Nast heavy-hitter Anna Wintour and superstar Taylor Swift. The buzziest faces in the top fashions will most certainly be on hand to celebrate the museum.

The party is the celebration of the Costume Institute’s the “Manus x Machina” exhibit, which explores the sometimes-competitive, sometimes-symbiotic relationship between handwork and technology in fashion. The exhibition opens to the public on Thursday, with member previews happening Tuesday and Wednesday.

Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet Shoes

Earnings Watch: Weyco, Kate Spade, Iconix, Adidas, Sequential

Earnings season continues. Management firms Iconix Brand Group and Sequential Brands Group report earnings this week on Thursday, and eyes are on Iconix after a tumultuous 2015 and what the turnaround for the firm will look like. Adidas reports earnings overnight in the U.S. on Wednesday.

Outstanding Mothers Awards Honors Sarah Jessica Parker, Louise Camuto

Shoe giants SJP and Louise Camuto (the creative head of Camuto Group) will be honored by the National Mother’s Day Council on Thursday in New York. The two leading ladies in footwear will be honored for their contributions to fashion, philanthropy and business, all while setting a standout example of motherhood.

Aquazzura Lands in New York

Edgardo Osorio’s feminine line of sweet and sexy shoes hits New York this week with the Thursday opening of his Madison Avenue boutique. The store, located at 935 Madison Ave., joins stores already open in Italy and London.

Rihanna and Manolo Blahnik Lands in Stores 

Spring’s hottest collaboration finally lands on Thursday. Rihanna’s collection features plenty of jewel embellishments and one standout pair of denim, over-the-knee belted boots (if you’re really feeling bold). The collection will be available online through Manolo Blahnik’s website.

Rihanna Celebrity Statement Shoes Spring 2016 April 2016: Rihanna was spotted wearing the denim boots from her Manolo Blahnik collaboration. Splash.