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County Durham's Bowes Museum hosts V&A shoe exhibition

A new exhibition opens this weekend at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, charting the social and artistic aspects of footwear over the centuries.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The exhibition comes from the Victoria and Albert Musuem in London and is the only venue outside the capital, before the items are taken to the USA and China.

It charts two thousand years of footwear, from a pair used for foot binding in China, to a modern trainer selection.

Helen Ford reports:


Finest fashion feathers fly into Co Durham Museum

Thierry Mugler Haute Couture Collection

'Birds of Paradise', a new exhibition will be visiting Bowes Museum in County Durham for the next six months starting tomorrow, October 26.

It will be displaying 'Plumes and Feathers in Fashion' as a tribute to the elegance of feathers used in the fashion industry past and present.

Catwalk creations featured will be from British, Belgian, French and Italian designers and will include designers Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Balenciaga, Prada and Gucci.

Watch Julie Harrison's full report on the exhibition below: