From September 10 through February 15, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe will be on view at The Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition will display 160 pairs of heels assembled from the museum’s fashion collections and the Bata Show Museum in Toronto, as well as six specially commissioned short films. The show represents both historical and contemporary designs, featuring designers and design houses such as Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Prada, and Manolo Blahnik.
Curated by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Killer Heels will investigate the social and cultural impact of the high heel as both a fashion item and a status symbol of power and fantasy. Thematically divided into six sections – Revival and Reinterpretation, Rising in the East, Glamour and Fetish, Architecture, Metamorphosis, and Space Walk- the exhibit will track the stylistic and architectural trends of the shoe throughout its history and explore its potential future.
Tickets to the show are $10 with a valid student ID.
For more information about the show, visit: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/heels/.