Iconic platform shoes that Naomi fell in to go on display in new Vivienne Westwood exhibition

Iconic platform shoes that Naomi fell in to go on display in new Vivienne Westwood exhibition

Iconic platform shoes that Naomi fell in to go on display in new Vivienne Westwood exhibition

6:03 PM on 9th June 2011

Louise Cooling, 23, from Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham looks at the Super Elevated Girlie

Star attraction: The handmade mock-crocodile skin shoes, which have nine-inch heels, go on display tomorrow at the Bowes Museum in County Durham

 The Vivienne Westwood shoe collection goes on display tomorrow Westwood Westwood

Around 200 shoe designs form part of the retrospective that will trace the success of Dame Westwood”s career to date

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Global: Visitors have only one month to catch the exhibition before it travels to Japan, New York and China

The Bowes Museum,

Westwood said of her own designs: “Shoes must have very high heels and platforms to put women”s beauty on a pedestal”

Naomi Campbell

Naomi fell while wearing the blue, platform-heeled Super Elevated Gillie shoes at a catwalk show in 1993

Vivienne Westwood

Veteran: Dame Vivienne Westwood