Pleasure and Pain Exhibition

During the half term, I caught up with the work I needed to and done the usual of seeing my friends and working. I also visited the Pleasure and Pain shoe Exhibition at the V&A museum in London. I usually visit the museum a few times a year because they have amazing exhibitions there, I was lucky enough to visit the  Alexander McQueen ‘Savage Beauty’ which was the best exhibition I’ve seen at the V&A.

The Pleasure and Pain exhibition was sponsored by Clarks & Agent Provocateur and featured a history of shoes. It featured famous shoes such as the Vivienne Westwood platforms Naomi Campbell fell in on the catwalk, Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white court shoes and some new Sophia Webster heels. The exhibition showed shoes which were designed for lust and sexual aspects with leather lace up boots, tiny shoes for Chinese women with bound feet and mens Prada Leather and stud Golf shoes.

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The aim of the exhibition was to re-intodruce the love and appreciation of shoes, the displays were split across two floors with the lower floor having a boudoir feel showing a variety of shoes. The top floor showed personal shoes collections from purely high street or designer, it also showed stage by stage the process of shoe making and technology of the future with 3D printed heels. My mum, sisters and I went on a Saturday which meant it was extremely busy everywhere in London, especially with christmas fast approaching and unfortunately no pictures were allowed in the exhibition so I’ve taken some used for the advertisement.


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