Footwear: Shoes and Boots from the Hopkins Collection
Jenny Tiramani Alan Hopkins
The School of Historical Dress, 2001
Footwear features more than 200 items of footwear from The Hopkins Collection, arranged in chronological order to demonstrate the evolution of shapes and styles from c.1730 to c.1950 and exemplify the Hopkins’ interest in the clothes worn by people from all classes of society. The footwear is shown with close-up details of its shape, construction and decoration, alongside images of people wearing similar styles from the same time period.