FOOTWEAR: Shoes and Boots from the Hopkins Collection


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Footwear from the Hopkins Collection features more than 200 items of footwear for men and women from c.1730 to c.1955, both fashionable and work-a-day. It is the first in a series of books each focusing on a different group of objects from this large and significant collection. The footwear is shown with close-up details of its shape, construction, and decoration, alongside images of people wearing similar footwear from the same time period.

The authors, Alan and Vanessa Hopkins, have been collecting historical clothing, textiles and accessories in the United Kingdom for more than forty years.

Vivienne Westwood, who wrote the foreword, is a Patron of The School of Historical Dress

Jenny Tiramani, the series editor, is a dress historian, theatre designer and Principal of The School of Historical Dress.

Hardback: 216 pages
Publisher: The School of Historical Dress (28 February 2015)
Language: English
ISBN: 9-780993-174407
Product Dimensions: 25 x 25 x 2.4 cm

Please note: Each order is limited to a maximum of 3 copies of the book. If you wish to purchase more than 3 books please email us directly at

The School of Historical Dress was established by Vanessa Hopkins, Santina M. Levey and Jenny Tiramani in 2009 to promote all aspects of historical dress, most particularly through surviving objects and documents.