As you can imagine, my eyes were drawn to the more interesting bridal footwear.
This pair of bridal sandals, made from satin and metallic kid leather, stood out as being the most beautifully constructed pair from this exhibition. The delicate diamanté buckles set off those intricately-interlaced straps.
I do admire the skills of the pattern-cutter who worked on these uppers. I’ve just spent a good few minutes trying to work out how all the pieces go together and failed.
They were made by the excellently-named Jack Jacobus Ltd in 1935, and worn by a certain Hilary Lyme Murdoch on her wedding day.
If historical shoes are your thing, you can actually find quite a lot of footwear images from the V&A collections on their website.