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,
This 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.
I would love these as a design feature in a conservatory or a hall way, they would be so much fun.
Sir Lawrence Olivier’s foot pattern, note the slight bunion on the left foot.
All the parts of a ladies court shoe ready to put together.
And this is the best bit.
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.”
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!
There is, and I think they have left the red inner sole liner out too!!!
Appreciatee this blog post