As 2020 marks the Year of the Shoe at the Fashion Museum Bath, it seems only fitting that the gallery hosts an exhibition dedicated to all things footwear. Launching this March, Shoephoria! will showcase a 100-piece collection of pairs of shoes and boots, exploring the fascinating history of shoemaking.
From 17th century red velvet mules to a pair of Russian boots worn by artist and aristocrat Lady Ottoline Morrell, the unique exhibition will take spectators on a journey through time, from footwear designed for royalty to modern-day Converse and Nikes.
Other highlights include a pair of 1930s diamante bow shoes worn by Queen Mary, a pair of eccentric spike-heeled Charles Jourdan shoes, and a heel-less futuristic pair from the 1950s by Rayne.
Rosemary Harden, Fashion Museum Manager said: ‘In 2020 the Fashion Museum will ‘lift the lid’ on the museum’s fabulous, and sizeable, collection of shoes. Our visitors keep telling us they LOVE shoes! So, the Fashion Museum is thrilled therefore that this will be the year to showcase as many pairs, and as many styles – historical shoes, up to the minute styles, platforms, trainers, stilettos, mules, slippers – as possible, both in the gallery displays here in Bath, and world-wide through our on-line platforms. Stand by for variety, originality, creativity …and pairs and pairs of fashionable and extraordinary shoes for men, women and children through the ages.’
Visit fashionmuseum.co.uk for more information.
28 March 2020 – March 2021
Fashion Museum Bath, Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH
Entry to the Museum is £9.50. fashionmuseum.co.uk
Why not make a weekend of it? Afterall, there’s so much to see in Bath. Book a weekend stay at boutique hotel The Bird, a colourful and cosy establishment offering beautiful views across the city – and it’s just a 7 minute drive from Shoephoria! at the Fashion Museum.