CULTURE

Photos: The Pleasure and Pain of Fabulous Footwear

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1

Evening shoe, beaded silk and leather, France. Roger Vivier (1907–98) for Christian Dior (1905–1957), 1958-60.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

2

One sandal, gilded and incised leather and papyrus, Egypt, c30 BCE-300 CE.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

3

‘Parakeet’ shoes by Caroline Groves, England, 2014.

Photo by Dan Lowe.

4

Wedding toe-knob paduka, silver and gold over wood, India, 1800s.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

5

Chopines, Punched kid leather over carved pine, Venice, Italy, c 1600s.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

6

InvisibleNakedVersion by Andreia Chaves, 2011.

Photo by Andrew Bradley.

7

Mens’ shoes, gilded and marbled leather, Northamptonshire, England, 1925.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

8

Desert boots, light brown suede, Clarks, Great Britain, 1994.

Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.