Shoes: Pleasure & Pain


Friday 29th Jan I attended the SHOES Pleasure or Pain exhibition at the V&A, it was due to finish on the 31st Jan, I wanted to go earlier on in 2015 but didn’t quite make it so I booked myself on for the 29th Jan.  There was a varied range of shoes from all over the world, different eras and walks of life, just an amazing to see so many different types of shoes and how they have evolved over the years…

Taken from the V&A Blog:

Our autumn 2015 exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain will look at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers. It will consider the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes and will examine the latest developments in footwear technology creating the possibility of ever higher heels and dramatic shapes. Examples from famous shoe wearers and collectors will be shown alongside a dazzling range of historic shoes, many of which have not been displayed before.

Here are some of the Shoes that have been worn by a few famous people..

Vivienne Westwood Shoes, worn by Naomi Campbell – Remember Naomi Campbell walking on the Paris Catwalk in 1993, wearing the famous Vivienne Westwood shoes which nearly killed her!  These shoes were on display in this exhibition, the precise pair—”Mock-crocodile skin shoes, which have nine-inch heels.”


The above shoes were worn by SJP in an episode of Sex and the City, where she is running for the Staten Island Ferry and she cries ‘I have lost my Choo’

They also had Davis Beckham’s football boots which he had Brooklyn’s name stitched in, Cinderella’s Glass slipper and Kate Middleton’s Nude LK Bennet heels.


Here are a few more pictures I manage to take while I was there, even thou photography wasn’t allowed I sneaked a few!


Happy reading

Lots of Love





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