While high heels breathe life into any ensemble, lengthen legs and boost confidence, they also render that terrific feeling of glamour which cannot be substituted. Currently they are highlighted at The Brooklyn Museum’s latest exhibition, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe. The show features more than 160 experimental high heels from the seventeenth century through the present. Christian Louboutin’s Red Soled creations also form part of this new collection which comprises of the high platform chopines to the glamorous stilettos.
The exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its ability to transform the wearer. To lure fashion and art lovers, Killer Heels has been curated within six themes: Revival and Reinterpretation, Rising in the East, Glamour and Fetish, Architecture, Metamorphosis, and Space Walk.
Christian Louboutin’s contribution to the exhibition stands out in form of the Printz from SS13 collection. It is a statuesque platform, standing on a 160mm-tall metal heel and revealing the iconic Red Sole with every stride. Even the thigh-high boots Metropolis from Fall/Winter 2010/11 is a part of the collection. The red hot boots are shaped out from calfskin and jazzed up with silver spikes.
Other designers and design houses like Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zaha Hadid X United Nude, Iris van Herpen X United Nude, Alexander McQueen, André Perugia, Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, Noritaka Tatehana, Vivienne Westwood, and Pietro Yantorny are also a part of the fashionable Killer Heels exhibit.
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe is organized by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum. The high-heeled exhibit will be on display until February 15, 2015.