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  • Date:

    ca. 2005 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stella McCartney (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ultrasuede and vinyl

  • Credit Line:

    Given anonymously

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition []

Physical description

Thigh high boots, black ultrasuede and black vinyl with pointed toe; side zipper closure and front lacing.


ca. 2005 (made)


Stella McCartney (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Ultrasuede and vinyl


Height: 78.5 cm, Length: 24 cm, Width: 7.5 cm

Object history note

RF File: 2010/446

Descriptive line

Thigh high boots, F, black ultra suede and black vinyl, by Stella McCartney, ca. 2005

Labels and date

1. Pair of boots
About 2005
Stella McCartney
Synthetics and metal
Given anonymously
V&A: T.79:1, 2-2012

Synthetic Materials (Object No. 1)
Stella McCartney does not use leather, fur or any animal products in her designs. This pair of thigh-high boots were marketed as ‘vegan’ because they are made of a synthetic suede called ‘ultrasuede’.This innovative material frees the designer from using natural leather. However it still relies on oil-based components, which raises ecological questions. [2015]


Vinyl; Ultrasuede; Metal


Shoe making


Europeana Fashion Project; Footwear; Fashion; Clothing; Accessories


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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