If the Pope’s Shoes FIT

There’s a lot of speculation surrounding the new Pope’s shoes. His choice of footwear is of high global interest because “Pope John Paul II wore brown slippers and Pope Benedict XVI wore red, which were famously mistaken for Prada,” says the LVMH-owned site NOWNESS, which sent a photographer to northern Italy to document the real papal shoemaker, Adriano Stefanelli. To us, the flurry of interest seems like a lot of fuss over someone who thinks marriage equality is the work of the devil. While fashion often creates a convenient diversion, if Pope Francis wanted to show courage, he could start by stepping out in one of these heels currently on view in Shoe Obsession, an exhibition at the Museum at FIT…


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