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Pair of Platform Shoes

1993 (made), 4th quarter 1993-1st quarter 1994 (retailed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and Techniques
Bright blue punched leather, blue silk ribbon laces
Brief Description
Bright blue punched leather "mock-croc" platform shoes, blue silk ribbon laces, platform soles, Vivienne Westwood, Autumn/ Winter 1993-4 collection.
Physical Description
Bright blue punched leather "mock-croc" platform shoes, blue silk ribbon laces, platform soles, 23 cm long, 30.5 cm high.
Dimensions
  • Length: 21cm
  • Height: 27cm
  • Length: 21cm
  • Width: 7cm
Gallery Label
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)
Credit line
Given by the designer
Object history
Registered File number 1993/633.
Production
Autumn/winter 1993-4 collection.
Association
Bibliographic Reference
Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications, 1999.
Collection
Accession Number
T.225:1, 2-1993

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record createdNovember 7, 2003
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