Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum - Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

Last week on ArtDaily I discovered a new exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe. The exhibit features over 160 shoes ranging from contemporary high heels to 16th Century heels, displayed alongside decorative arts and images of high heels in art, movies and films commissioned for this exhibit.

These shoes are an ART FORM: handcrafted, painted, sculptured works of art! Styles from platforms to stilettos to thigh-high laced boots demonstrate the history and our fascination with this provocative fashion accessory.

Shoes on exhibit include designs by:

  • Manolo Blahnic
  • Christian Louboutin
  • Chanel
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Andre Perugia
  • Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Vivienne Westwood
Glass Slippers by Nicola Ghesquiere for Balenciaga 

Skyscraper Inspired Heels
Chinese Manchu Platforms 

Platform Stilettos 

Animal Prints

Fantasy Booties

screenshot from the Killer Heels e-book

still from Marie Antoinette movie by Sophia Coppola

still from commissioned short film 

Killer Heels is a journey through the history of high heels that will keep you awing and marveling at the artistic creativity and imagination of shoe designers.

For more shoe images from the Killer Heels exhibit visit here.

The exhibit runs through February 15, 2015, at The Brooklyn Museum, Robert E. Blum Gallery.

a la prochaine,


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