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Saturday, September 06, 2014

V&A Announces New Fashion Exhibition, Shoes Pleasure And Pain. Naomi Campbell's Vivienne Westwood Platforms Will Feature | Marie Claire




V&A Announces New Fashion Exhibition, Shoes Pleasure And Pain. Naomi Campbell's Vivienne Westwood Platforms Will Feature | Marie Claire

The centre piece of the next Victoria and Albert museum’s major fashion exhibition Shoes: Pleasure And Pain is the iconic Vivienne Westwood platforms responsible for Naomi Campbell’s famous 1992 catwalk tumble. The exhibition highlights iconic examples of extreme footwear from around the world. The exhibition considers the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes as well as the latest developments in footwear technology. Also on display will be a dazzling range of unseen historic shoes including a pair of Mary Quant ankle boots from 1967 and a papyrus sandal that dates back to Ancient Egypt and 30BCE. Major trend moments like Patrick Cox loafers will also be analysed, and signature designs by Manolo Blahnik, Roger Vivier Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin (who once famously declared that high heels are all about “pleasure with pain”) will be pulled from the museum’s vast archive. Other exhibits include Nicholas Kirkwood’s sculptural sandals and Miu Miu’s metallic boots. Shoes: Pleasure and Pain will run at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum from 13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016.

The V&A will play host to the Met’s record-breaking exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in March 2015.

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