Collection Online
leather, plastic, metal, rubber, cotton
(a-b) 22.0 × 30.5 × 11.5 cm (each)
label, set into insole, woven in black polyester on white polyester: DIRK BIKKEMBERGS
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased 1997
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The boots are cut to sit above the ankle, the uppers, sole and stacked heel are all in white leather, with some additional overpainting on the heel in cream. They have a rounded bulb-style toe and looped leather pull tab at the back. Through the ankle section the boots are unlined and have been gathered into the counter, creating a bunched, baggy appearance. Six pairs of metal rimmed eyelets, lace with coated white cotton laces. The counter, ankle section and bottom three sets of eyelets, on each boot, are secured and decorated by a double row of white stitching and two metal studs. The leather soles are finished with eight white plastic studs and the rubber top piece has a zig zag tread.