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Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition, 1973 – 2012

Last Thursday marked the launch of Vivienne Westwood’s Footwear Exhibit in Tokyo.  The  exhibit showcases over 200 shoes by the designer spanning over her 40 year career in the industry.

The exhibit is actually a continuation of it’s initial launch in London last year, which after its success has embarked on a worldwide tour throughout 2011 and 2012, having already stopped by Moscow, Beirut, Northern England, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Among the styles in the exhibit, the curator has also included items from her latest S/S 12 collection, giving a clear retrospective of Westwood’s aesthetic over the years. One not to be missed is the infamous Super Elevated Gillie, the cause for Naomi Campbell’s tumble on the catwalk seen and heard around the world.

“Shoes must have very high heels and platforms to put women’s beauty on a pedestal” – Vivienne Westwood

It is clear to see why the designer has endured longevity in the industry with her unmatched inspirations and defiance of wearability and convention.

There is no word on the website as to whether there are additional stops for the exhibit in 2012, so if you happen to be in the neighborhood of Omotesando Hills, do yourself a favor and stop by. – Jenn Tello

Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition, 1973 – 2012
1st December 2011- Monday 9th January 2012
B3F Omotesando Hills Space O, 4-12-10, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
11:00 – 20:00 (Mon.-Sat.)
11:00-20:00 (Sun./National Holiday)

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