Hat Over Heels – Hats Off!: Lecture & Luncheon

The Toby and Deer Zink Special Events Pavilion
$75 all attendees, $600 Table of eight
Proceeds benefit the FAS Acquisition Fund. All but $20 of each ticket is tax deductible.

(L-R) 1780s Europe: Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, 1937/38 Schiaparelli: Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, 2012 Prada: Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum

Don a fabulous hat and sensational shoes and join us for the Fashion Arts Society’s 3rd Annual “Hats Off” Lecture/Luncheon – Hat Over Heels! As the name suggests, this year we will “kick” things up a notch with an emphasis on the beloved Shoe.

Elizabeth Semmelhack, author and senior curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, will present a lecture entitled Heights of Fashion: A Short History of the High Heel in the Toby at 11 am. The event will continue with a luncheon, served in the Deer Zink Special Events Pavilion, where hat and shoe themed prizes for men and women will be presented by an esteemed panel of judges. A silent auction and raffle will also take place with proceeds benefiting the FAS Acquisition Fund.

Hatless heads are also welcome, but shoes are a must!

Presented by the Fashion Arts Society.

Hat Over Heels Award Categories

  • Hat Over Heels: The most stylish coordination of headwear and footwear
  • Haute Headware: The most fashion-forward, cutting edge chapeau
  • Hattitude: The most audacious, attention grabbing derby or church hat
  • Bijoux Chapeau or Shoe: Making a statement with sparkling, jewel-like embellishments on hats or shoes
  • Hatta Boy: A tip of the hat to the gentleman who dons a vintage or contemporary hat with finesse
  • Hatastique: This Best of Show Award recognizes this year's best all-around ensemble

Judges: Nikki Blaine, Nikki Blaine Couture; Tracy Forner, co-host of WISH-TV's Indy Style; Elizabeth Semmelhack, Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto.

Schedule of Events

11 – 11:45 am: The Toby

  • FAS Annual Meeting
  • Lecture: Heights of Fashion: A Short History of the High Heel by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

11:45 am – 1:30 pm: Deer Zink Special Events Pavilion

  • Registration & Networking
  • Luncheon & Silent Auction
  • Remarks
  • Book-signing by Elizabeth Semmelhack

Purchase tickets online below or call Tim Cocagne at the IMA ticket line at 317-923-1331 ext 406. Having technical issues? Call 317-955-2339 for web support.

Generous support provided by the following:
Platinum Sponsor: Anonymous
Gold Sponsors: Betsy Pasquinelli, Bettinelli / Kat’s Kreatures; Jody DeFord, Red’s Shoe Diaries;
Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson LLP

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