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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Sponsored by
Clarks


Animation: Cinderella's Shoes

This beautiful animation explores the well-loved story of Cinderella as it has been told across the globe for Centuries. The underlying themes of good over evil prevail but the shoes that transform Cinders vary greatly from culture to culture and throughout history: from the exquisitely embroidered 9th Century Chinese slippers worn by Ye Xian to Perrault's 17th Century French Cinderella where the glass slippers originated.
Sponsored by Clarks

British shoe retailer and manufacturer Clarks are delighted to be partnering with the V&A as part of the brand’s 190 year celebrations. Find out more about the brand’s history here. The partnership includes exclusive product collaborations and lead sponsorship of the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition.

Supported by
Agent Provocateur






With additional thanks to

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

 

 

 



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