Lucy, a marketeer from London, was the lucky winner of the V&A’s competition to win a pair of bespoke women’s shoes handmade by Caroline Groves. 

Competition winner, Lucy, experienced the full luxury bespoke service as part of her prize – from an initial design consultation, being measured and choosing a style to receiving her final unique pair. She is now the proud owner of mid height lace-up oxfords in a grey calf with fine grosgrain edging.

“I feel so lucky to have met you and had such a perfect pair of shoes made. I am really looking forward to wearing them everywhere and telling everyone the story of how I got them!” Lucy, V&A Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, competition winner.

The competition celebrated the V&A’s hugely successful exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, that showcased 200 rare pairs of shoes from around the world spanning 2,000 years.  Caroline was one of the few contemporary shoe designers, alongside Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo, to be featured.