A pair of Prince's shoes, complete with the singer's famous love symbol #2 logo, have gone on show at London's Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Prince passed away suddenly at the age of 57 in April 2016, from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, leaving fans mourning the early death of their musical icon. Now fans in Britain will be able to see a pair of shoes worn by the legendary singer, who was as well known for his flamboyant stage outfits as he was his classic pop tunes, on display at the famous London institution.
"(The shoes) 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," collection director Geoffrey Marsh said in a statement.
The black footwear features a floral print, block heel, and gold zippers, where the love symbol #2, which Prince adopted as his stage name in 1993, dangles from.
The V&A's official Instagram account has uploaded a snap of the shoes. "We're excited to announce that this exquisitely designed pair of Prince's stage shoes is now part of our National Collection of Performing Arts and displayed in The Theatre and Performance galleries," the caption reads.
Especially designed for, and worn by Prince, the zips feature Prince's iconic logo, meaning 'love symbol #2'. Shoe designer Emma Hope said "Watching Prince dance and somersault through the song "Kiss" in his signature 5" spike Cuban heeled pointed shoe boots proves that he defied the law that says you can't run for a bus in high heels.""
The National Collection of Performing Arts is also home to costumes worn by Elton John, Mick Jagger and The Beatles.