Prince’s Iconic Shoes Get an Exciting Exhibit of Their Own

When you are an icon like Prince, even your shoes alone are worthy of getting an exhibit of their own — it turns out. The late superstar broke style rules and created a signature of his own that continues to inspire fashion designers to this day. Aside from the musician’s numerous hits, his personal style was equally as inspiring. Now, fans can get a closer look at his fashion legacy through a new exhibit at Paisley Park.

Prince during a performance

An Exhibit at Prince’s Former Home

People will be able to explore the star’s collection of signature heels in Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, which is the former home and studio of the singer. The place has since been turned into a museum dedicated to Prince and his legacy. The exhibit will feature more than 300 pairs of shoes, many of which are entirely custom-made for his music videos and live performances.

The Beautiful Collection: Prince’s Custom Shoes is set to open on July 9, and you can already get your tickets. The greatest challenge for the Paisley Park team was to actually select the shoe assortment, given that they had hundreds of pairs to choose from and not enough space to showcase them all.

Blue and green-colored boots with heels which Prince wore at the 1985 AMAs

Mitch Maquire, head preservationist and curator of the Paisley Park exhibit, says that Prince kept all of his clothes and shoes in storage, and the team had to restore many of his signature outfits for the exhibit.

Always Pushing the Boundaries of Fashion

The cloud-painted blue shoes from the "Raspberry Beret" music video One of the reasons Prince was so widely loved by music and fashion fans alike is his unapologetic authenticity. He used fashion, particularly heels, to showcase his unique style and challenge the status quo. His perseverance in pushing the boundaries both of fashion and of social acceptance is what solidified his rank as one of the greatest creators of all time. Some of the iconic pieces to see in the exhibit are his cloud-printed boots which he wore in the “Raspberry Beret” music video.

Luxury Fashion Brands That Also Have Restaurants and Cafes

Gucci, Dior, and other high-end fashion houses have all hopped on the luxury cafe trend. Imagine what they would do with cafes, restaurants, and bars, given the level of detail they offer to retail outlets. Here are some of them.

#1. Bar Luce, Milan

Bar Luce, Milan With Bar Luce, the Italian fashion house Prada introduces its artistic flair to the world of haute cuisine. This Milanese cafe is located at the Fondazione Prada in the city’s center. The architecture of Bar Luce is one-of-a-kind, having been produced by renowned film director Wes Anderson. The bar, as planned, is decorated in Anderson’s signature pastel shades, including the furnishings and wallpaper.

#2. Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, Florence

Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura, Florence On Piazza Della Signoria, this one-Michelin-star restaurant is part of the Gucci Garden Museum and retail store. Massimo Bottura, a three-Michelin-star chef, and Karime Lopez, a Mexican chef, have created a variety of dishes for the restaurant. It does not serve drinks, but you may order wines from Italy or France to accompany your meal. It is recommended that you make a reservation. In Beverly Hills, California, there is a Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura for Americans.

#3. Ralph’s Coffee & Bar, London

Ralph's Coffee & Bar, London Ralph Lauren is a globally recognized brand, thanks in part to the famous Polo Bear logo. Ralph’s Coffee & Bar, the restaurant, first opened its doors in 2016 and soon became one of Mayfair’s hottest dining destinations. Its design is inspired by the Polo Bar in New York, which features equestrian art and memorabilia on its walls. A curated menu of standard American fare offers a wide range of coffee, drinks, bar snacks, and shared plates.

#4. Beige by Alain Ducasse, Tokyo

Beige by Alain Ducasse, Tokyo Chanel, of course, went all out in the gastronomical room in Ginza, Tokyo, with a celebrity chef. Beige by Alain Ducasse is the result of a swanky collaboration between two famous French names: Chanel and Alain Ducasse. Peter Marino, Chanel’s own boutique designer, designed the two-Michelin-star restaurant. Customers should expect authentic French cooking with the finest Japanese ingredients, in addition to the restaurant’s contemporary and elegant interior.

#5. Cafe Dior by Pierre Hermé, Seoul

Cafe Dior by Pierre Hermé, Seoul Cafe Dior by Pierre Hermé is located on Apgujeong, a high-end fashion street in Gangnam, Seoul. It first opened its doors in the world’s largest Christian Dior flagship boutique in 2015. The structure itself is built in the form of a tulip, giving it a more glamorous and polished appearance. Cafe Dior by Pierre Hermé is located behind it, and it serves a menu designed by the renowned pastry chef himself. The second-ever Cafe Dior by Pierre Hermé opened in April 2017 at the Ginza SIX luxury retail building.