The Fashion Museum of Hasselt (Mode Museum Hasselt) are running a special exhibition until 8 November 2009 all about ladies' shoes.
There are shoes designed by well-known and lesser-known designers and manufacturers from 1900 through to the present day. Also work by contemporary designers from Belgium and the Netherlands and by artists and photographers who have drawn inspiration from women's shoes.
"I did not have 3,000 pairs of shoes. I had 1,060." - Imelda Marcos
For women shoes are much more than 'practical' and 'comfortable'. Shoes are often purchased as 'comfort buys'.
The Italian fashion journalist Paola Jacobbi said, "Whether you're fat or thin, tall or short, beautiful or ugly, you can buy all the shoes your heart desires. That's why women buy so many".
Shoes reflect a woman's personality. They are a status symbol and have seductive power.
"A good shoe is one that doesn't dress you, but undresses you". - Christian Louboutin
Tickets: Adults €5, 12-18 years and students €2, - 12 years - free
Until 31 October: Tuesday to Sunday 10-17u
1-8 November: Tuesday to Friday 10-17u, Saturday and Sunday 13-17u
Visit Living in Belgium for information on what's on, where to go, photos and useful tips for making life in Belgium more interesting.