Shoes: Pleasure and Pain presents a large array of weird, wonderful, quirky and seemingly uncomfortable footwear spanning centuries and continents.
The V&A always puts on fantastic exhibitions and this one was just as inventive, with various film extracts, music, and an entire wall display of shoe boxes.
My personal shoe collection is a bit sparse but even if, like me, you don’t have a shoe fetish, this exhibition is definitely worth the visit.
“This obsession with shoes just really struck me [..] I wanted to go into why are we who we are in shoes? And so often they are not really made for our feet, which are actually quite wide. Fashion is a different thing,” – Helen Persson, Curator, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
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