boot

Description:
Sara Kettle donated these knee-high platform-soled boots to the Museum of London in memory of her husband Terence Anthony Howard Kettle (29 Jan 1949 - 21 May 2001). He enjoyed wearing colourful, extrovert clothes and often wore the boots to gigs at Eel Pie Island in Twickenham. In the 1960s, the Eel Pie Hotel was a centre for rhythm and blues. It closed in 1967, but at the end of the decade a club opened on the island that featured bands such as Black Sabbath. The boots, which date from about 1970, are decorated with cut-outs in silver leather in the shapes of a shooting star (on the outside leg) and three stars (across the foot).
Production Date:
1970
ID no:
MoL_2002.121a
Maker:
Biba
Copyright:
© Museum of London

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