Name me one woman in fashion that doesn’t recall the monumental fall of Naomi Campbell mid catwalk while wearing Vivienne Westwood heels and I will retire from the game altogether. Since that day designers have challenged models to walk in shoes that no normal woman on the street would ever dream of stepping out in. But it really all began with Vivienne Westwood’s vision of pushing creativity with footwear to the max.
Vivienne’s efforts are being recognized in Selfridges’ Ultralounge in an exhibition titled “Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973-2010”. Nearly two hundred designs from the fairy godmother of fashion are on display for the public to see and it is truly a walk through fashion history. If you have any interest at all in shoes, this is one exhibition that you can’t stand to miss out on!
It’s open now at Selfridges on Oxford Street so give yourself a lunchtime treat and head on over for a viewing! You won’t be disappointed!
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