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Written by Sarah Glenn, Textile ConservatorThis Ferragamo ‘Vara’ pump shoe (T.91-1988) is going on display next year in The Glamour of Italian Fashion: 1945-2014.Ferragamo patent leather shoe © Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonMade of patent leather in 1986, it has never been worn and has a perspex last (most likely the original and therefore part of the object) which was...