Sneaking Into Fashion: The Journey Of The Trainer From 80s Tennis Stars To The Spice Girls To Kanye West

17 October 2012 by

The trainer has been worn by hundreds of icons from the sporting elite, such as Mo Farah and Michael Jordan, to pop's finest, including The Spice Girls and Beyonce. Not just a simple exercise shoe, they can have hidden heels such as the Isabel Marant trainers Beyoncé wore in her Love On Top video or be a towering platorm, such as Jeffrey Campbell's rainbow coloured trainers. As we predicted this week they might well be the new heels as Rihanna was spotted wearing Nike Air Jordans with her bodycon dress and Chanel bag.

To celebrate the trainer has an exhibition 'Sneaking Into Fashion' from the 18-28 October in Covent Garden Piazza where they will have on display iconic pairsincluding the private collections from Brit pop Noel and Liam Gallagher and vintage Gucci 1980s tennis shoes. They also have Mo Farah's winning shoes from London 2012 and a pair of Vivienne Westwood trainers from her collaboration with The Sex Pistols manager Malcolm Maclaran.

Look out for the pair of Kanye West Yeezys bought at auction for a staggering $90,000. Yep, you heard us right, $90,000 for a pair of trainers.



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