Heel Appeal: Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibit features hundreds of killer shoes
While Fashion Week is invading Manhattan, the Brooklyn Museum is featuring its own fashionable exhibition — “Killer Heels.”
“Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” is on view at the Brooklyn Museum now through Feb. 15, 2015, and features more than 200 shoes. Showcasing an array of heels — from Italian heels from the year 1550 to more contemporary pieces — the exhibition attempts to examine the mystique and transformative power of the elevated shoe and its varied connections to fantasy, power and identity.
“My goal was to bring together a group of historical and contemporary high-heeled shoes that spoke to all the amazing designs that we have seen over centuries,” said Lisa Small, the museum’s curator of exhibitions. “I was looking for designs that are innovative in some way, that push boundaries, that sometimes don’t even look like a shoe at all.”