Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973-2010

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British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood shares over 200 fabulous shoes from her own archives to the public in an exhibit which charts the evolution of her unconventional, trailblazing style over the last four decades.

Entitled “Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition 1973-2010”, the exhibit includes shoes like the cult 1981 Pirate Boots and the insane 10-inch high Mock-Croc Elevated Gillies platform shoes that made Naomi Campbell famously fall flat on her butt in a 1993 Vivienne Westwood fashion show.

This is a can’t-miss exhibit for shoe lovers in London. Teleportation powers would be really useful right about now!

The exhibit is on display at the Selfridges Ultralounge in London from August 26 to September 22. Entrance is absolutely free.

Vivienne Westwood at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 on September 19, 2010Vivienne Westwood at London Fashion Week Spring and Summer 2011 on September 19, 2010

Mock-Croc Elevated GilliesMock-Croc Elevated Gillies from 1993

Green Satin Winter BootsGreen Satin Winter Boots from 2010

Super Elevated Lace-Up Ankle BootsSuper Elevated Lace-Up Ankle Boots from 1993

Linen Pirate BootsLinen Pirate Boots from 1998

Swarovski ShoesSwarovski Shoes from 2010

Three-Tongue TrainerThree-Tongue Trainer from 1983

Anglophilia Sack BootsAnglophilia Sack Boots from 2002

Vivienne Westwood LV BootLV Boot from 1995

Vivienne Westwood Rocking Horse Ballerina ShoesRocking Horse Ballerina Shoes from 1986

Vivienne Westwood Super Elevated Cowboy bootsSuper Elevated Cowboy Boots from 1994

As for Vivienne Westwood shoes inspired by previous collections that you can buy now, check out the shoes below:

Vivienne Westwood Apollo Winged ShoeApollo Winged Shoe from 1988

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania+ WingVivienne Westwood Anglomania+ Wing, $145.00

Vivienne Westwood Hammerhead TrainerHammerhead Trainer from 1981

Vivienne Westwood MAN Hammerhead TrainerVivienne Westwood MAN Men’s Hammerhead Trainer, $415.00

Vivienne Westwood Pirate BootPirate Boot from 1981

Vivienne Westwood Pirate BootVivienne Westwood Pirate Boot in Lace/Naturale, $345.00

Shop for more shoes from Vivienne Westwood and from her collaboration with Melissa Shoes at Zappos.

Credit: WENN