Prince’s shoes go on display at London’s V&A museum

LONDON (AP) — A pair of floral-patterned satin shoes worn by Prince has stepped into the collection of Britain’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

The art and design museum says the “exquisitely crafted” shoes illustrate the imagery and industry of Prince, who died in 2016 aged 57.

The zippers feature “love symbol #2,” the logo to which Prince changed his name in 1993. The shoes also have metal braces inserted between heel and sole to help support his vigorous leaps.

The shoes went on display Tuesday at the museum, which also holds costumes from Elton John, Mick Jagger and The Beatles.

Collection director Geoffrey Marsh said the footwear “not only records the dedication of one of the world’s great performers but highlights the range of design and craft skills necessary for large stage shows.”

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