An exhibition dedicated to shoes designed to be almost totally unwearable highlights iconiclastic footwear to blur the boundary between art and costume. Christian Louboutin has the most unlikely pumps to raise money for the English National Ballet. Inspired by a prima ballerina’s most important accessory, the French designer designed eight-inch heels featuring his trade mark red soles and the shoe was studded with Swarovski crystal.
The shoes are on display in the Shoes for Show – The Sculptural art of High Heels exhibition in the Loading Bay, Brick Lane, East London, E1 6QL. Other artists showing at the exhibition include: British Fashion Awards winner Nicholas Kirkwood , whose heeled timepiece is titled Alice in Wonderland Heels. He adorned his pumps with red roses, silver chains and tiny tea pots for effect. Designer, Rupert Sanderson submitted strappy golden sandal titled For Verdi’s Aida at the Royal Opera House. Alexander McQueen designed a tiny minature shoe in snakeskin. Also on display is Vivienne Westwood ‘s 1987 classic, Katie Eary’s Nike and Niamh O'Connor & Emily Crane 2011 among others. See them before the exhibition closes on the 8th November.