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7.08.2011

Vivienne Westwood Shoe Exhibition at The Bowes Museum

Can Shoes from Ultra Femininity S/S '05-
possibly the best encouragement to recycle.

The shoe in which Naomi Campbell took possibly the world's most famous catwalk fall.

Penis Shoe from Erotic Zones S/S '95-
I thought Marc Jacobs' latest Louis Vuitton collection was daring! (see previous posts)
The collection only featured one shoe from each pair, and because of this a mass debate began regarding the sex of the other shoe...
Apollo Wing Shoe from Pagani S/S '88

        What impressed me most about all of the shoes was that without prior knowledge, or reading each shoe's individual sign (on black card in gold pen) it was very difficult to tell which decade the shoe came from. Any piece would have fitted in perfectly in any year, in any collection, despite the fact they were all radically different. The creativity and thought that has gone into the designs astounds me, no two pieces were alike or dull, but all of them were unmistakably Westwood.


 "Shoes must have very high heels and platforms to put women's beauty on a pedestal"
Vivienne Westwood

Exhibition runs until 10th July 2011
The Bowes Museum entry fees-
Adults: £8/9
Students: £4.50
Under 16s: Free Admission

For more information visit http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/

Posts on The Bowes Museum Fashion & Textile Gallery still to come.