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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

June 13, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

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Weekly on the same day until January 31, 2016
shoe museum

This exhibition will look at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers. It will consider the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes and will examine the latest developments in footwear technology creating the possibility of ever higher heels and dramatic shapes. Examples from famous shoe wearers and collectors will be shown alongside a dazzling range of historic shoes, many of which have not been displayed before.

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June 13, 2015
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http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/shoes-pleasure-and-pain/