Four centuries of stylish shoes - a source of endless fascination for lovers of fashion - feature in this latest addition to the V&A?s popular series. Shoes hold a special fascination for lovers of fashion. This lively account traces the history of footwear right up to the flamboyant styles of the late 1990s. Specially commissioned photographs highlight the elegance and beauty of embroidered shoes from the 17th and 18th centuries and the delicate slippers worn by Victorian ladies. Later designs steal the show with a mouthwatering array of strappy sandals, stilettos, brilliantly coloured suede boots, the infamous mock croc platforms that made Naomi Campbell stumble on the catwalk and, at the opposite extreme, trendy DMs and trainers.