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sho es: ple a s ur e a n d p a i n

Over the centuries and all over the world shoes have delighted, defined and decorated their wearers, as well as causing physical and financial grief. Perhaps that’s why the V&A’s new footwear show is called ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’. Caroline Roux investigates

Right: leather and lace platforms, by Nicholas Kirkwood, 2011, photographed on the V&A’s marble staircase in 2014. All photos in this

feature, unless otherwise credited, by Jaron James, V&A Photographic Studio © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 38

V&A Magazine Summer 2015

V&A Magazine — Issue 37  

V&A Magazine, Issue 37, Summer 2015 Style, sex and psychology

V&A Magazine — Issue 37  

V&A Magazine, Issue 37, Summer 2015 Style, sex and psychology