Christian Louboutin is famous for his daring desings and beautiful high heels and boots. Now some of his best and mosf famous models are a part of the exibition Killer Heels: The Artof the High-Heeled Shoe in the Brooklyn Museum.
“Every Red Sole lover knows that a perfect pair of heels has the power to take you to new heights – literally and figuratively”, says Louboutin in their press release. The exibition will feature more than 160 different high heels dating all the way back from the sixteenth century to the present day.
The goal of the exibition is to show both the history of high heels which is somewhat interesting, but also the best and most curious and beautiful high heels from throughout the centuries. Killer Heels will run until February 15th 2015 so you still have plenty of time to go and check it out.
It will be worth it as you will see how high heels can transform the wearer. The exibition is been organized in a total of six themes: Revival and Reinterpretation, Rising in the East, Glamour and Fetish, Architecture, Metamorphosis, and Space Walk.
“Marvel at the evolution of the high heel, from the mid-seventeenth century Italian chopines to nineteenth-century Chinese Manchu platforms, and observe modern creations that blur the lines between clothing, art and architecture”, says Louboutin.
One such pair is from the Christian Louboutin Spring Summer 2013 collection; the Printz is a statuesque platform, standing on a 160 mm tall metal heel and revealing the iconic Red Sole with every stride. Other creations on display include an Elsa Schiaparelli ‘heel hat’, Zaha Hadid’s fittingly architectural ‘Nova’ shoes, and an 8-inch heel designed by Rem D. Koolhaas for Lady Gaga.
Killer Heels will feature the work of other designers too. The likes of Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zaha Hadid X United Nude, Iris van Herpen X United Nude, Alexander McQueen, André Perugia, Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, Noritaka Tatehana, Vivienne Westwood, and Pietro Yantorny will all have a few of their best shoes on display.
There are also six special short movies that have been made especially for the exibition. The filmmakers are Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter, and Rashaad Newsome. You can be sure their artistic view of high heels will give you another way too look at this fabulous footwear.
There is also a special catalogue that features professional photos of all the high heels in the exibition and then some more. You will be able to see and remember all of the best looking and also the weirdest heels ever created.