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Costume - Black satin floral patterned shoes worn by Prince
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Black satin floral patterned shoes worn by Prince

  • Object:

    Costume

  • Place of origin:

    USA (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1994 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin-covered shoes

  • Museum number:

    S.1012:1,2-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 106, case 2, shelf 6 []

Black satin floral patterned shoes worn by Prince. These shoes were designed especially for him to dance in and the heels were reinforced by metal braces for extra support. They probably featured in the music video for ‘Love Sign’. The zips carry the iconic ‘love symbol’, which Prince adopted as his name in 1993.

Physical description

Pair of black satin floral patterned shoes with reinforced heels and zip fastenings.

Place of Origin

USA (made)

Date

ca. 1994 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Satin-covered shoes

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm, Width: 62 cm, Depth: 30 cm

Descriptive line

Black satin floral patterned shoes worn by Prince

Labels and date

Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016) was an American pop star. These shoes were designed especially for him to dance in and the heels were reinforced by metal braces for extra support. They probably featured in the music video for ‘Love Sign’. The zips carry the iconic ‘love symbol’, which Prince adopted as his name in 1993. [20/10/2017]

Materials

Satin

Techniques

Stitching; Shoe-making

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Music; Dance; Costumes

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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