Cold winter days are a perfect excuse to stay indoors. This makes museums the perfect place to go during this chilly season. It’s a great way to spend your day without feeling guilty that you wasted your free time doing nothing at home. Though, not going to lie, sometimes those days are absolutely necessary, too.
If you’re feeling in the particular spirit to go out and about, I suggest you head on over to Brooklyn Museum where they are showing an amazingly curated exhibition on the art of the high-heeled shoe. That’s right. You heard me correctly. Art AND shoes in one space? What more could a girl ask for?!
When you enter the exhibition, there is a great video on the careful craft of shoe-making. It really makes you appreciate the hard work and detail that goes into designing and creating the perfect pair of heels. What struck me the most about Killer Heels was how well curated this exhibition was. Each heel was placed amongst similar heels and items that the designer may have drawn inspiration from.
We saw all sorts of heels, ranging from Cinderella’s classic glass slippers to an old Salvatore Ferragamo from the 1930’s to…
Modern, futuristic heels designed by popular fashion designers (like Fendi – middle left and Chanel – bottom right) as well as famous architecture firms (bottom left, middle right).
It was very cool to see shoe designers draw inspiration from so many different places. There was an entire section dedicated to Eastern- influenced heels.
There were shoes themed around metamorphosis and animal characteristics.
There were even shoes that were created with environmental sustainability in mind! A video clip of the heel below demonstrated how it can plant a seed with every step it takes.
Besides these very creative interpretations of the shoe, let’s not forget the obvious fetishism of the heel; hence, the name of the exhibition. From thigh-high boots to sharp stilettos, there is no pair of heels that you won’t find here, whether they’re decked out in studs, spikes, scorpions or… gold men.
A tragic video portrayed a Killer Heel destroying the hood of a car. Heels really CAN be lethal weapons, not only to others but to…
The person wearing the heels as well! Take Christian Louboutin’s for example. Those are a pair of actual Killer Heels I can definitely live without. NoOo, thank you.
To learn more about the exhibition, watch the video from the curator herself! The shoes shown above are only a fraction of what’s available to view, believe it or not. Catch the show before it ends on February 15th. What is your favorite pair of Killer Heels?
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