This September 2014, the Brooklyn Museum in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn will debut a new exhibit, Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heel Shoe. The exhibit will explore fashion’s most provocative accessory and cover hundreds of years of high heel history, starting with the platform shoes worn in Italy during the 16th century and spanning all the way to the current love affair with Louboutin (seen in the photo below).
According to the museums website, the exhibit will show the high heel as a fashion statements, a fetish object , and instrument of power, and an outlet for artistic expression. Contrary to the exhibits name, there will also be wedges and platforms featured, as well as a number of artfully crafted shoes that defy basic categorization. You can expect to see over 160 heels from designers including Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zaha Hadid, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, Vivienne Westwood, and Christian Louboutin. Additionally, there will be 6 short films made specifically for the museum that have been inspired by the high heel.
The exhibit begins on September 10th, 2014, just as NYFW is wrapping up in NYC, and runs through February 15th, 2015. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY.