Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London

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From Chinese foot-binding shoes to Carrie Bradshaw-style stilletos, this is for shoe-lovers and historians

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Event location:
V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum), Cromwell Road, South Kensington
When:Event passed!
It was on
Sat 13th Jun 2015 to
Sun 31st Jan 2016

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Where:Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Daily: 10:00 - 17:45 Fri: 10:00 - 22:00
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About the event

This exhibition 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.

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