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  • Publication Date: April 1, 2008
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Trim Size: 7 14 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 9781851775378
  • Page Count: 128
  • Illustrations: 20 BW 60 Color
  • Rights: North America

Plots the history and development of footwear from the time of Henry VIII to Vivienne Westwood's infamous twelve-inch platforms that Naomi Campbell fell off. --Marie Claire

Shoes hold a special fascination for women and men all over the world. This history of footwear, from the Middle Ages to the present day, features spectacular photography to highlight the elegance and beauty of everything from exquisitely embroidered shoes and slippers to an eye-catching array of strappy sandals, stilettos, sneakers, and boots.

About the authors

Lucy Pratt is curator of Nineteenth-Century Fashion in the V&A’s Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion. Linda Woolley has researched and lectured extensively in the field of fashionable dress.