As part of the V&A’s exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, a pair a Caroline’s bespoke shoes are currently on display at the Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, Massachusetts.
The exhibition explores the creativity of footwear from around the globe through more than 300 pairs of shoes, ranging from rare vintage designs to contemporary works by designers such as Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo and Prada. Organized by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the exhibition — which runs through March 12, 2017 — explores the creative potential, cultural significance and transformative power of footwear. It has been organized by five major themes: Transformation, Status, Seduction, Creation and Obsession.
The exhibition considers the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes and examines the latest developments in footwear technology creating the possibility of ever higher heels and dramatic shapes. Examples from famous shoe collectors are shown alongside a dazzling range of historic shoes, many of which have not been displayed before.