Exhibition – Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Around 200 pairs of shoes will be displayed, from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the  latest developments in footwear technology.

Chopines, about 1600, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Exhibition curator, Helen Persson, said: “Shoes are one of the most telling aspects of dress. Beautiful, sculptural objects, they are also powerful indicators of gender, status, identity, taste and even sexual preference. Our choice in shoes can help project an image of who we want to be.”

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/shoes-pleasure-and-pain/

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