Last week, while you were possibly hitting up one of these parties, or perhaps even snuck in here, the folks at Del Toro were kicking their heels (or flats) up in celebration of "Shoe Gallery 2011."
Offering up George’s Stone Crab treats and spiked watermelon bevvies courtesy of Kanon, the Miami-based shoe brand presented custom-designed soles from 18 artists from around the world. The challenge: each artist, including Pharrell Williams, Maximillian Wiedemann, Paul Aho, Fumero, Hacula, and many others, were given a blank-slate pair of Del Toro slippers and instructed to create an original design that would debut at the bash on Friday night. In addition to the varied works of wearable art, the Del Toro party also celebrated the launch of their limited-edition Intrecciato Woven Belts to perfectly complement your smoking slippers, still one of the hottest shoe trends around, obviously.
According to Del Toro, the "Shoe Gallery 2011" promotes both art and fashion during Art Basel, as well as providing us with plenty more pics to add to the Basel scrapbook. We landed the behind-the-scenes snaps from the shindig, in case you weren't able to make it. So, click through for all the deets on a night you'll wish you hadn't missed.
Photo: Courtesy of Del Toro