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The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe


From September 10, 2014 to February 15, 2015, the Brooklyn Museum is host to an exhibition of fashion's most prominent accessory. Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe is a step-by-step look of the evolution of the high heel and the cultural conversations it has evoked along the way. Whether they're used as pedestals for feet or abstract works of art, each shoe has left its imprint in history.


Chanel Haute Couture, S/S 2010

Design houses like Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin are featured alongside the delicate, architectural heels of seventeenth-century king Louis XIV of France.

United Nude for Lady Gaga's FAME perfume launch, 2012

Charlotte Olympia's rose gold Mae West sandals, 2013

The exhibition, curated by Lisa Small, is going on tour after it wraps up in February, arriving on the West Coast in early 2016 at the Palm Springs Art Museum. More tour dates and information are available on the Brooklyn Museum website:


Photos by StyleCurated and used with permission.

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Remembering Director Mike Nichols



Last Wednesday, Mike Nichols, who is best known for his direction of such films as The Graduate and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, passed away at the age of 83.  He was a great director because he was multifaceted and had influential views on how women were portrayed in his films.  Nichols “was wonderful at making films that offered realistic portrayals of women.

Here are just a few of our favorite women staring in Mike Nichols' films:

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

The brave Elizabeth Taylor showing us she’s more than just a pretty face in the emotional film Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966).

  •  The Graduate (1967)

A moment you can never forget is Anne Bancroft’s portrayal of Miss Robinson, the older and sexy seductress. A pill box hat never looked finer.

  • Working Girl (1988)

Melanie Griffith in the 1988 film The Working Girl. She shines as she goes from defeat to empowerment all the while maintaining quite the array of shoulderpads and big hair styles.

  • Silkwood (1983)

Meryl Streep & Cher, these iconic women working side by side in this tragic true story.

And a few strong men too:

  • The Birdcage (1996)
Robin Williams & Nathan Lane lounge on South Beach Miami in this classic.




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