Changing styles in footwear have always captured the imagination and communicated the priorities and ambitions of the wearer - during the reign of henry viii exaggerated shapes and wide toes were footwear's reflection of the aggressive social climate of the court while engravings of queen victoria show impossibly narrow slippers worn in pursuit of 19th-century ideals of daintiness. This colorful book provides an engaging overview of the history of footwear. Shoes and boots that once belonged to wearers male and female both anonymous and famous are featured - from battered old "chimney shoes" hidden away for good luck to the elegant styles of the 18th century; from elizabethan mules to the first stilettos.Features
- Author - Lucy Johnston.
- Paperback - 128 pages.
- Publisher - V & A Publishing (3 May 2015).
- Language - English.
- Dimension - 7.25 x 8 in.