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9 February 2012 by Lisa

Gold platform shoes

 Ready to hit the town…

I always think that the best way to finish off an outfit is with a great pair of shoes. These fantastic metallic snakeskin-effect leather shoes are my favourite from last year. They were great for a fantastic wedding I went to in November as well as for Christmas parties! They have a small platform as there have been loads of 70s influenced trends around lately.

If you like 70s fashion, we’ve got a fantastic exhibition of 1970s clothes on at the Walker Art Gallery right now – ‘Feathercuts and Flares’. There is a pair of red and silver crocodile-skin leather platforms on display (below) that definitely remind me of my shoes. 

They were made by Terry de Havilland who is famous as the maker of stage shoes for many of the glam rock stars of the early 1970s, including people like Mick Jagger and David Bowie. His signature material was snakeskin, both natural and metallic. They certainly make a style statement!

Red and silver platforms

Platform shoes by Terry de Havilland (about 1972-73)

And if that’s not enough fashion for you, we’ve also got a ‘Fashion Fix’ week of events starting on Monday 13 February, also at the Walker.  There’ll be fashion workshops and the chance to dress up and have your picture taken in our 1970s photo booth.

It’ll be the perfect warm up to London Fashion Week, starting on Friday 17 February…

 

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