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Design
SHOES IN THE CITY

250 models and 2,000 years of history on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Over two thousand years of history, charm and seduction, for an accessory that exerts an irresistible attraction on women. Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, the exhibition in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, brings together over 250 pairs of shoes from all over the world that talk about cultures, dreams, tendencies, obsessions, pleasures and pain. From an Egyptian sandal decorated with gold leaf to the futuristic shoes Andreia Chaves created with 3D printing.
Around the most glamorous iconic shoes, tales, short stories, art films and unforgettable moments were born; just think of the mythical decollete heroine in Cinderella, Sarah Jessica Parker and her Manolo Blahnik, a symbol of the promise of eternal love. There is also Queen Victoria, Marilyn Monroe, Lady Gaga … Just some of the protagonists, along with unique pieces from Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Prada, the fashion houses that have enabled the dreams of millions of women to come true.
“Shoes have always been of great importance, in different centuries and cultures, because they indicate the wealth of the wearer. More uncomfortable and less practical they are, the higher the social status of the person and their belonging to an exclusive group, “says Helen Personn the V & A, creator and director of the exhibition open from 13 June until 31 January 2016.