Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe
In early September, the Brooklyn Museum will be head over heels for its upcoming exhibition, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe. The exhibit will feature over a hundred heels, some as old as the 17th Century , and others, present-day heels seen on runways and the red carpet. Presented in tandem will be a fully illustrated catalogue with essays from Stefano Tonchi, Caroline Weber, and Lisa Small as well as six short films commissioned for the exhibit from the likes of Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter, and Rashaad Newsome.
A few well-known names in the fashion industry will be represented in the show, including Manolo Blahnik, Vivenne Westwood, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen. Christian Louboutin’s iconic red-bottom heels will also make an appearance as well as Céline’s mink pumps from their Spring ’13 collection. Other highlights from the exhibit will include Marilyn Monroe’s Ferragamo stilettos from 1959. Eight-inch platforms designed by Rem D. Koolhaas for Lady Gaga will be shown as well as Iris Van Herpen and Koolhaas’ 3D printed heels.
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoes will run from September 10th until February 15th, 2015 at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition will also make rounds to other venues after its tenure in Brooklyn.