Vivienne Westwood

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD c. 1991-1993 Vintage Elevated Court Shoes Platform Heels UK 6

These iconic vintage Vivienne Westwood elevated court shoes from the early 1990s are crafted from black genuine leather and feature dangerously high 16,0 cm/6.3" heels. Leather inner soles, synthetic outer soles. Made in England. These shoes come with their original box.

Vivienne Westwood's chunky platform heels were all the rage in the early 1990s (who wouldn't remember the iconic moment that Naomi Campbell happened to stumble on the catwalk during the Fall 1993 runway presentation - a scene that garnered worldwide attention, became an unforgettable moment in fashion history and turned these shoes into an instant classic) and influenced the footwear of the decade to come.

Vivienne Westwood's elevated court shoes came in various materials, textures and colours and played an important role in several of her early 1990s collections. A small selection of reference pictures: Vivienne Westwood after getting honoured as „Officer of the Order of the British Empire“ by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace 1992. Photos by Martin Keene. Elaine Irwin by Gilles Bensimon for ELLE Magazine, 1992. Sara Stockbridge for Vivienne Westwood, Spring 1992. Vivienne Westwood runway, 1991. Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell for Vivienne Westwood, Fall 1993.

CONDITION
Excellent. Light signs of wear to inner and outer soles. The exterior leather is in excellent condition as you can see in the pictures. Please note that the inner soles tend to come off near the heels due to age and should be reglued before wearing.

SIZE
Tagged size UK 6 - will fit a EU 38,5-39, UK 5.5-6, US 8-8.5

MEASUREMENTS
Heel 16,0 cm/6.3"
Platform 4,0 cm/1.6"
Inner sole length approx. 26,0 cm/10.2"