Pleasure & Pain


Photo: Publicity image for The V & A’s Pleasure & Pain Exhibition. High & Mighty shoot, American Vogue 1995.

I had the pleasure of visiting the ‘Pleasure & Pain’ exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum last week. An exploration of iconic footwear through history including shockingly tiny pairs of embroidered shoes for bound feet from China (late 18c) to the ankle twisting platform heels by Vivienne Westwood, worn by Naomi Campbell who famously fell over in them! As expected, there were very few comfy shoes or slippers on display but at least chiropodists and podiatrists are being kept busy as a result!

Sally, Reception