SCAD FASH invites students to the public reception for their newest exhibition, “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain,” scheduled for Thursday, April 13, from 7-8 p.m.

The exhibition, organized by The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, will showcase more than 200 pairs of shoes spanning nearly two millennia. From ancient Egyptian slippers to modern stilettos from designers Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik, this exhibition highlights the significance and power of shoes from culture to culture.

The dress code for the reception is “fabulous shoes” and there will be a photo op for students to show off their shoes. SCAD Atlanta Radio will be providing music, and there will be refreshments for the guests.

Guests will also get a chance to see boots worn by Elton John, Princess Diana’s shoes and David Beckham’s soccer cleats, along with numerous celebrated designer labels such as Jimmy Choo, YSL and Vivienne Westwood.

Two iconic pairs of shoes from film history – the famous red ballet slippers from the film – “The Red Shoes” (1948) and the Swarovski crystal slippers featured in Disney’s “Cinderella” (2015) will also be on display.

The exhibition is curated around themes such as transformation, status, seduction, creation and obsession, and showcases designers experimenting with new material and technology.

The exhibition is free for museum members and all SCAD students, faculty and staff with a valid SCAD Card.

For more information, visit scadfash.org/exhibitions/shoes-pleasure-and-pain.