Killer Heels, The New Exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum

Heels that kill, the art of the shoe with stiletto heel. September 10 to 15 February 2015, this fetish object will occupy a place of honor within the last exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum.

A exhibition, curated by Lisa Small, stretching from the 17TH century until our days, through hundred and sixty models that mix traditional savoir-faire with artistic creation.

Thanks to exposed parts understanding of symbolic, almost mystical power of the stiletto heel, and the strange bonds that unite them with Ghost, power and identity within the collective imagination.

In any case, this object is an inexhaustible source of creativity, both in relation with the concept and its realization. Thus evidenced exposed parts thanks to which we can admire various sculptural, architectural and artistic options that make them, in their own right, in authentic objects of desire.

Among others, you will see signed shoes by Manolo Blahnik and Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, 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.

Also you can view six short films inspired by the stiletto heels of filmmakers such as Ghada Amer et Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Or Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter and Rashaad Newsome.