Killer Heels, the Brooklyn Museum’s upcoming exhibition will delve into the interstices, adornment and fascination with one of the most provocative fashion accessories. Looking at sixteenth-century platform chopines to modern day red carpet heels that have influenced popular culture, the story of the shoe will be unraveled.
Deadly sharp stilettos, platforms and wedges are just some of the silhouettes that will be shown as part of the 160 plus gallery of historical and contemporary shoes on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bata Shoe Museum and the Brooklyn Museum’s costume collection. Brands featured 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.
In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be six exclusive short films inspired by high heels from various filmmakers including Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter and Rashaad Newsome.
Learn more about Killer Heels at the Brooklyn Museum.
September 10, 2014–February 15, 2015
Brooklyn Museum, Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
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