Red shoe dreaming


Everyone has had a pair of red shoes at some time in their life.  There is a sense of magic associated with them – a feeling we embrace that puts a little spring in our step.

Discover how this passion as emerged through another fascinating talk hosted by The Johnston Collection.

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Dress and textile historian Hilary Davidson explores the magic and glamour of red shoes, the shoes of dreams. In DREAMS OF RED SHOES | Magic and escape, Davidson considers how these shoes have cast a spell over people for centuries from Hans Christian Andersen to the Wizard of Oz, suggesting what we might be or aspire to in escaping everyday life.

Wednesday 31 August | 10:00 to 11.30 am

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