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: brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/heels.
Photos by StyleCurated and used with permission.