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Pair of platform shoes
  • Pair of platform shoes
    Vivienne Westwood, born 1941
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Pair of platform shoes

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1993 (made)
    4th quarter 1993-1st quarter 1994 (retailed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vivienne Westwood, born 1941 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bright blue punched leather, blue silk ribbon laces

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.225:1, 2-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bright blue punched leather "mock-croc" platform shoes, blue silk ribbon laces, platform soles, 23 cm long, 30.5 cm high.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1993 (made)
4th quarter 1993-1st quarter 1994 (retailed)

Artist/maker

Vivienne Westwood, born 1941 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Bright blue punched leather, blue silk ribbon laces

Dimensions

Length: 21 cm, Height: 27 cm, Length: 21 cm, Width: 7 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1993/633.

Descriptive line

Bright blue punched leather "mock-croc" platform shoes, blue silk ribbon laces, platform soles, Vivienne Westwood, Autumn/ Winter 1993-4 collection.

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

Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications, 1999.

Labels and date

Label for the exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
Fall From Grace
The supermodel Naomi Campbell will be forever associated with the blue mock-croc Vivienne Westwood platforms that were responsible for her spectacular fall on a Paris catwalk. Westwood’s reinterpretation of the platform heel was exaggeratedly proportioned. It required a courageous wearer who was not afraid of heights.

Super Elevated Gillie’ with
21 cm heels
1993
London
Vivienne Westwood
Leather and silk
Worn by Naomi Campbell
Given by Mrs Vivienne Westwood
V&A: T.225:1, 2-1993 [2015-2016]

Production Note

Autumn/winter 1993-4 collection.

Materials

Leather; Silk (textile)

Categories

Women's clothes; Footwear; Fashion

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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