Do Female Dealers at Art Basel Have to Wear Heels to Sell Art?

artnet News | Eileen Kinsella:

At the latest edition of Art Basel Miami Beach this past December, where armies of gallerinas and other art world femme fatales typically teeter about in sky-high heels, a glamorous girl tilted her leg to show me her shoes and said: “In Miami, these three-inch heels are considered flats.” So, at the exclusive preview day of Art Basel in Basel on Tuesday (June 14)—the master fair of all art fairs—some of us breathed a sigh of relief when we noticed that many of the numerous VIPs in attendance were sporting more reasonable footwear, instead of towering heels… Read more

Image: Jimmy Choo shoe detail seen Art Basel Miami Beach. Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images