Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe Exhibition explores fashion’s most provocative accessory and it’s history. The high heel shoe has been around forever, and will be around for forevers to come. The Killer Heels Exhibit features a variety of shoes from high platform 16th century chopines to the modern day stiletto that we see on the runways and red carpets today.
As fashion statement, fetish object, instrument of power, and outlet of artistic expression for both the designer and the wearer, throughout the ages the high-heeled shoe has gone through many shifts in style and symbolism. Deadly sharp stilettos, architecturally inspired wedges and platforms, and a number of artfully crafted shoes that defy categorization are featured among the more than 160 historical and contemporary heels on loan from designers, from the renowned Brooklyn Museum costume collection housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and from the Bata Shoe Museum. Designers and design houses represented in Killer Heels include Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zaha Hadid X United Nude, Iris van Herpen X United Nude, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, André Perugia, Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, Noritaka Tatehana, Vivienne Westwood, and Pietro Yantorny.
I went to check out the Killer Heels Exhibit with my girls last weekend, and it’s a must see for the shoe lover. Here’s a peek inside.
The Killer Heels Exhibit is sponsored by Nordstrom and will run until February 15th
Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052