Preview: “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” at the V&A London

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When I heard my beloved V&A was going to open an exhibition called “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” I was filled with excitement, after all, it focuses around my magic word: shoes.

Not only that, it looks at footwear extremes, a subject, in fact, I am particularly fascinated by. On top of it, these 250 pairs, spanning 2,000 years, 20 countries and 70 designers, chart cultural, sociological and historical significance of shoes, as well as their power of transformation, which I can personally vouch for. And obsession.

You can read my squees of excitement here when I found out about the exhibition Рso you can only imagine the extra loud squee for me being at the preview and seeing it all three days before it opened to the public.

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V&A steps up the game with the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition (Summer 15)

Caroline  Groves Parakeet shoes, 1959

Caroline Groves Parakeet shoes, 1959

For their recently announced exhibition opening on summer 2015 on shoes, the V&A museum in London is going down a route many women all around the world and across times know so well: pleasure and pain.

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain opens on 03 June 2015 and goes until January 2016 displaying extreme and fabulous footwear on which we can feast our eyes.

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