I get it— a badass pair of shoes can be a great thing, but let's face it... sometimes, heels are best appreciated when they aren't on your feet. Whether you wear them daily or just on special occasions, you'll definitely want to check out this upcoming exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum: it's called Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, and it seamlessly brings together art, fashion, history and pop culture.
High heels have been around in multiple cultures for centuries, from wooden Italian chopines to embroidered silk Manchu platforms from China to Elsa Schiaparelli's Salvador Dali-inspired shoe hat. And, of course, no exhibit on heels is complete without a pair from the closet of Lady Gaga, queen of freaky-but-fabulous footwear.
In all, over 160 shoes will be on display. They will be sorted into 6 intriguingly-named collections: Revival and Reinterpretation, Rising in the East, Glamour and Fetish, Architecture, Metamorphosis, and Space Walk (for the fashion-savvy astronaut). There are also several short films inspired by heels. No, Cinderella isn't one of them. Neither is The Sex and the City movie.
The exhibit will run from September 10th to February 15th, 2015, so you have plenty of time to practice walking in stilettos before you visit.