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Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe Exhibit

With NY Fashion week right around the corner this is the best time to show off this season hottest shoe collections from some of our favorite designers, sample a few sample sales for the fall and head on out to preview "The Art of the High-Heeled" Shoe exhibit down at the Brooklyn Museum.

"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".~Brooklyn Museum

This exhibit, which starts on September 10 and runs through February 15, 2015 will feature over 160 pairs of designer heels—some dating as far back as the 16th century—this exhibition explores the evolution of feminine footwear. While viewing this exhibit you will be able to view stunning heels from designers such as Christian Louboutin, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen to name a few. Prior to viewing all of the different heels there will also be six short films inspired by high heels accompany the show.

To learn more visit the Brooklyn Museum website at the BrooklynMuseum.org

"Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe Exhibit"

September 10, 2014–February 15, 2015

Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

200 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, New York