Naomi Campbell’s 12-Inch Heels From Viral Fall at Vivienne Westwood Show Highlighted in New Exhibit

The towering heels that Naomi Campbell wore in the Vivienne Westwood fall 1993 show are featured in an upcoming exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Titled “Naomi: In Fashion,” the exhibit will allow museumgoers to explore Campbell’s career through fashion garments from her personal collection, pieces stored in museum collections and imagery that Campbell has appeared in.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: A general view of shoes at the NAOMI: In Fashion V&A Exhibition launch at The Dorchester on March 13, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
Vivienne Westwood shoes at the “Naomi: In Fashion” V&A Exhibition launch at The Dorchester on March 13 in London.Getty Images

Campbell famously fell on the runway wearing the aforementioned shoes which measure a reported 12 inches in height.

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The blue platform shoes feature a leather mock crocodile design and blue silk ribbon laces. They were dubbed the Super Elevated Ghillie, a lower version of which was recently re-released by the brand.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Naomi Campbell attends the NAOMI: In Fashion V&A Exhibition launch at The Dorchester on March 13, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
Naomi Campbell at the “Naomi: In Fashion” V&A Exhibition launch at The Dorchester on March 13 in London.Getty Images

Campbell has talked about wearing and falling in the Ghillie stunners many times before. In 2019, in a conversation with Westwood for British Vogue, Campbell revealed other designers have asked her to recreate the fall on purpose.

“Afterwards, I’m not going to say who, designers, asked me if I would fall for them. And I was like, ‘Why would you want me to fall unnecessarily?! Press! The press that you got! But it wasn’t planned!,” Campbell told Westwood. “They asked me if I would do it and I said, ‘Absolutely not, it goes against everything that I stand for. I’m not falling purposefully.'”

Vivienne Westwood shoes on display as part of the V&A's forthcoming NAOMI exhibition, celebrating her 40 years in fashion, at The Dorchester hotel in Park Lane, London. Picture date: Wednesday March 13, 2024. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Vivienne Westwood shoes at the “Naomi: In Fashion” V&A Exhibition launch at The Dorchester on March 13 in London.PA Images via Getty Images

“I didn’t pay you any of you very much, so you can take it for granted that I didn’t pay you to fall down,” Westwood replied.

The “Naomi: In Fashion” exhibit opens at the South Kensington location on June 22 and will run until April 6, 2025.

Katy Perry also recently wore a super-tall piece of footwear history from Westwood to the Billboard Women in Music event: the Vivienne Westwood Super Elevated Court pumps, which were also first seen on the runway in the fall of 1993.

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