News added 23/07/15: The highly revered and exquisite Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A this year has been our total must-see. Now we’re all fired up for gallery visiting and thoroughly recommend you put in for these hot tickets: Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon runs at the National Portrait Gallery until mid October. More than 70 photographs to browse. The Shoes: Pleasure and Pain runs at the V&A until January and is utterly fascinating for anyone remotely interested in fashion – they have more than 200 pairs of cultural and design significance.
Shoes: Pain or Pleasure
13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016
The transformative power of extreme footwear will be explored in the V&A’s summer 2015 fashion exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. More than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary shoes from around the world will be on display, many for the first time. The exhibition will explore the agonizing aspect of wearing shoes as well as the euphoria and obsession they can inspire.
Visit: vam.ac.uk/shoes or call 0800 912 6961 (booking fee applies)
The exhibition is curated by Helen Persson, Curator in the Asian department of the V&A, specialising in textiles and dress.