The world's most iconic shoes - yes, including Cinderella's glass slipper

The world's most iconic shoes - yes, including Cinderella's glass slipper

From Cinderella’s glass slipper to the sky-high purple platforms that caused supermodel Naomi Campbell to stumble on the catwalk, more than 250 pairs of shoes go on display tomorrow at London's Victoria and Albert Museum in an exhibition detailing both the pleasure and pain of footwear.

The V&A museum is showcasing shoes historic and contemporary in a collection it says comes from all over the world and taken from more than 2,000 years' worth of history. From an ancient Egyptian sandal decorated in gold leaf to futuristic-looking footwear created with 3D printing. Shoes: Pleasure and Pain also puts on display heels and flats worn by celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Lady Gaga and Queen Victoria.