Exhibition - "Shoes. Pleasure and Pain" @V&A, London
"Give a girl the right shoes and she will conquer the world" (Marilyn Monroe). The V&A museums annual summer exhibition "Shoes. Pleasure and Pain" opens June 13. The show features more than 200 items - from 30 BCE, when egypt became a roman province, to italian fashion house Dolce&Gabbana
Red ballet shoes made by Freed of London (founded in for Victoria Page (Moira Shearer) in "The Red Shoes", Silk satin, braid and leather, England Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of Northampton Museums and Art Gallery
pair of women's Indian wedding shoes from Constructed of plates of silver over a wood base, with a line of hanging bells between the pattens, and gold caps on the toe knobs, these would have been for a very wealthy bride indeed.