1. Roger Vivier for Dior
The Fabergé of shoes. The highly decorated shoes by designer Roger Vivier for Christian Dior in the 1950s and early ‘60s represent the ultimate in luxury footwear. Only the wealthiest members of society could afford Dior’s gowns and accessories. The donor and wearer of these shoes, Mrs Gloria Loel Guinness, belonged to one of Europe’s richest families.
(Picture: Jaron James © Victoria and Albert Museum)