Brooklyn Museum Extends KILLER HEELS Through 3/1

Brooklyn Museum Extends KILLER HEELS Through 3/1

The Brooklyn Museum announced today the extension of Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe. The popular exhibition, originally scheduled to close on February 15, will remain on view through Sunday, March 1.

Killer Heels explores fashion's most provocative accessory, the high-heeled shoe. The exhibition looks at the high heel's rich and varied history--from the platform chopines of sixteenth-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today's runways and red carpets--and its enduring place in our popular imagination. Deadly sharp stilettos, architecturally inspired wedges and platforms, and a number of artfully crafted shoes that defy categorization are featured among the more than 160 historical and contemporary heels on loan from designers such as Chanel, Manolo Blahnick, Alexander McQueen, and Christian Louboutin, from the renowned Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, from the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute, and from the Bata Shoe Museum. Presented alongside the objects in the exhibition are six specially commissioned short films inspired by high heels. The filmmakers are Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter, and Rashaad Newsome.

Christian Louboutin. "Printz," Spring/Summer 2013. Courtesy of Christian Louboutin. Photograph: Jay Zukerkorn