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Washington DC, U.S.
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17 May, 2018 - 18 May, 2018
23 May, 2018 - 25 May, 2018
During the Cordwainers National Footwear Student Awards on June 18, the Victoria & Albert museum in London opened its doors to its new exhibition, “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain”.
The exhibition is an exciting and particularly interesting walk through history, from the first Egyptian leather shoes, to the Japanese “geta” and with a romantic take on Cinderella’s famous crystal shoe by Swarovski. There is also a display of modern footwear forms with alluring yet painful fancy shoes. Videos are projected on the V&A’s spherical ceiling showing the hand making of leather shoes, highlighting the superior levels of craftsmanship used to produce a high-quality product.
The new exhibition will continue at the V&A until January 16, 2016.