Shoes Pleasure & Pain, V & A.

After enjoying all those bubbles in the Exhibition Road I realised that I was just a few steps from the V & A.  and I remembered there was an exhibition I had been meaning to see,

DSC_0343This exhibition looks at the extremes of footwear ranging from ancient Egypt to contemporary designs. The shoes were often complex and startling in their design and beauty.

I wandered around quite happily but then when I climbed the spiral staircase to go up towards more shoey heaven, I came across the making of the shoe and oh how I loved this so.  I will forever be someone who loves the construction of an item, it just gives me so much joy, it literally makes my soul shiver.   So I took a couple of snaps, naughty I know, but not invading anyone’s design features. Shoes 2

I would love these as a design feature in a conservatory or a hall way, they would be so much fun. shoes 3

Sir Lawrence Olivier’s foot pattern, note the slight bunion on the left foot. shoe 3


All the parts of a ladies court shoe ready to put together.

And this is the best bit.

shoe 4

Wedgwood heel anybody?   How could anybody not love those!

It was a lovely exhibition, I left with a great longing for a new pair of shiny shoes, with maybe just a twist of glamour and glitter about them.


3 thoughts on “Shoes Pleasure & Pain, V & A.

  1. Carie says:

    Oh wow a wedgwood heel!!! And i love seeing the court shoe all laid out, there’s a lot more to it than you’d think!


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