high platform shoe.jpgThought the runway shoes we've seen in the past week were extravagant? Quite frankly, today's models would baulk at some of the creations that have been worn at fashion weeks past, and many of these classic pieces are now housed at Northampton Museum and Gallery.

Here, you'll find a huge selection of vintage shoes and garments charting fashion history - and as ever, we've got our eyes on the footwear.

These images have been released to support the Global Footprint Festival, a series of installations and artworks celebrating Northamptonshire's shoe and boot industry on display across the county until the end of November, as part of the London 2012 cultural Olympiad.

All images (C) Northampton Museum