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Pair of shoes - Roll Tongue

Roll Tongue

  • Object:

    Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1987 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cox, Patrick, born 1963 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Patrick Cox

  • Museum number:

    T.230&A-1990

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Making a strong statement in emphatic black and white, these dapper yet entirely functional shoes refer to golfing footwear as well as co-respondent shoes. The supple tongue is turned back and cleverly laced into position.
Born in Canada, shoe designer Patrick Cox trained in Britain at Cordwainers College from 1983 to1985. As a student he designed shoes for Vivienne Westwood, Body Map, and later for John Galliano. He launched his own collection in 1987.

Physical description

Pair of men's black and white lace-up leather shoes.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

1987 (made)

Artist/maker

Cox, Patrick, born 1963 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Leather

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm, Width: 11 cm, Length: 29.5 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1990/980.

Descriptive line

Pair of men's lace-up leather shoes 'Roll Tongue', designed by Patrick Cox, made in Great Britain, 1987

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

de la Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997, p. 170.

Labels and date

Making a strong statement in emphatic black and white, these dapper yet entirely functional shoes refer to golfing footwear as well as co-respondent shoes. The supple tongue is turned back and cleverly laced into position. [1997]

Production Note

Made in summer 1987

Materials

Leather

Categories

Fashion; Footwear; Men's clothes; Leather; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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