Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A pair of Vivienne Westwood designed Mock-Crock Elevated Gilllies from 1993 in which Niomi Campbell famously tripped on the catwalk are displayed prior to 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

This is one of the few times I find myself wishing I lived in London. Selridges is currently hosting an exhibition of Vivienne Westwood shoes, from 1973 to the present day, and the grande dame of fashion herself turned up to take a look at her work this week. Pictured above are the huge platforms which sent Naomi Campbell flying during a 1993 runway show. Take a look under the jump to see some more Westwood shoes through the ages…

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A Vivienne Westwood designed Trompe l'Oeil Tie Court shoe from 1996 is displayed prior to 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A Vivienne Westwood designed Prince Charming Cut-Out Curt shoe from 2010 is displayed prior to 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A Vivienne Westwood designed On Liberty Spanish boot from 1994 is displayed prior to 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A pair of Vivienne Westwood designed Rocking Horse Ballerina shoes from 1986 are displayed prior to 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Rocking Horse ballerinas, 1986

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A pair of Vivienne Westwood designed Super Elevated Cowboy boots from 1994 are displayed prior to 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)


Super-elevated cowboy boots, 1994

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A Vivienne Westwood designed Hammerhead Trainer from 1981 is displayed prior to 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Hammerhead trainer, 1981

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A Vivienne Westwood designed Pirate Boot from 1981 is displayed prior to 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)


Pirate boots, 1981

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A Vivienne Westwood designed Witches Three-Tongued shoe from 1983 is displayed prior to 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Witches Three-tounged shoe, 1983

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A pair of Vivienne Westwood designed Green Satin Winter Boots from 2010 are displayed prior to 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)


Green satin winter boots, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: A pair of Vivienne Westwood designed Swarovski Sandals from 1998 are displayed prior to 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Swarovski sandals, 1998

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Vivienne Westwood attends the press view of 'Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973- 2010' at Selfridges Ultra Lounge on August 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

5 Comments

  • Reply August 26, 2010

    Tracey

    Sometimes I wonder about her “fashion sense”.

  • Reply August 26, 2010

    Lauren

    I’d love to own those rocking horse shoes. Just for the heck of it. Haha.

  • Reply August 26, 2010

    carly

    I have a pair of Irregular Choice rocking horse shoes almost exactly the same as the Vivienne ones! needless to say they have never been worn because they’re crazy but i couldnt resist them as they were in the sale :D

  • Reply August 30, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    Damn! The exhibition finishes two days before I’d get the time to go. :-(

  • Reply September 1, 2010

    Romanticide

    I want those rocking horse T.T

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