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Ongoing until February 2016 at the V & A in London, the exhibition, curated by Helen Persson, presents more than 250 pairs of shoes, both historical and contemporary, from countries around the world. From the sandals of ancient Egyptians up to shoes printed in 3D, it reconstructs the history of footwear from early times to present day. Among numerous examples are pairs worn by famous names such as Marilyn Monroe and her pumps made by Salvatore Ferragamo, Sarah Jessica Parker’s stiletto heels signed by Manolo Blahnik; Lady Gaga’s shoes; the red-soled shoes by Christian Louboutin, those by Prada and Jimmy Choo …….. “Shoes are one of the most eloquent items of clothing,” says Helen Persson. “They are sculptural objects, indicators of class, status, taste and sexual preferences.”

Freed of London (founded in 1929), Red ballet shoes made for Victoria Page (Moira Shearer) in The Red Shoes (1948), silk satin, braid and leather, England
Caroline Groves, England 2014, "Parakeet" shoes
Roger Vivier for Christian Dior, Evening shoe, beaded silk and leather, France
Andreia Chaves, 2011, Invisible Naked Version. Credits: Andrew Bradley
One sandal, gilded and incised leather and papyrus, Egypt; at Victoria and Albert Museum, Londra
Wedding toe-knob paduka, silver and gold over wood, India, 1800; at Victoria and Albert Museum, Londra
1994, Clarks, Desert boots, light brown suede, London
Mens’ shoes, gilded and marbled leather, Northamptonshire, England, 1925, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

WHERE: Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom

Ongoing until February 2016 at the V & A in London, the exhibition, curated by Helen Persson, presents more than 250 pairs of shoes, both historical and contemporary, from countries around the world. From the sandals of ancient Egyptians up to shoes printed in 3D, it reconstructs the history of footwear from early times to present day. Among numerous examples are pairs worn by famous names such as Marilyn Monroe and her pumps made by Salvatore Ferragamo, Sarah Jessica Parker’s stiletto heels signed by Manolo Blahnik; Lady Gaga’s shoes; the red-soled shoes by Christian Louboutin, those by Prada and Jimmy Choo …….. “Shoes are one of the most eloquent items of clothing,” says Helen Persson. “They are sculptural objects, indicators of class, status, taste and sexual preferences.”

WHERE: Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom

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The Moodboarders is a glance into the design world, which, in all of its facets, captures the extraordinary even within the routine. It is a measure of the times. It is an antenna sensitive enough to pick-up on budding trends, emerging talents and neglected aesthetics. Instead of essays, we use brief tales to tune into the rhythm of our world. We travelled for a year without stopping, and seeing as the memory of this journey has not faded, we have chosen to edit a printed copy. We eliminated anything episodic, ephemeral or fading, maintaining a variety of articles that flow, without losing the element of surprise, the events caught taking place, and the creations having just bloomed.