Saturday, April 16, 2016

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain:The Bowes Museum

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain has been organised by the V&A, it will display more than 200 pairs of men’s and women’s shoes by 70 designers including Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Prada. It will also explore extreme footwear such as tiny 19th Century lotus shoes made for the Chinese tradition of foot binding. The Bowes Museum , Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham is the only UK venue outside London to stage the show which will feature shoes worn by or associated with famous people including David Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daphne Guinness, Queen Victoria and Kylie Minogue. The exhibition runs from June 11 to October 9 before touring the US and China.

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