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Killer Heels explores the rich cultural history of the high heel and its relation to power- fantasy- sexuality and identity. More than 160 spectacular contemporary and historical shoe designs - from sixteenth-century Venetian platforms to twenty-first-century Christian Louboutins - are presented around six themes: Revival and Reinterpretation- Rising in the East- Glamour and Transgression- Architecture- Metamorphosis and Space Walk. Going beyond the archetypal forms of stiletto- wedge and platform- these extraordinary designs play with the cultural and artistic possibilities of the high heel- use innovative or unexpected materials and push the limits of functionality- wear ability and beauty. Complementing the shoes are stills- sketches and artist statements for six films specially commissioned for the exhibition from Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh- Zach Gold- Steven Klein- Nick Knight- Marilyn Minter and Rashaad Newsome that explore a range of provocative themes and demonstrate the power of the high heel in the collective imagination.In addition- several of the designers included in the exhibition (including Brian Atwood- Zaha Hadid- Pierre Hardy and Christian Louboutin)- along with Elizabeth Semmelhack- Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum- contribute thoughts on topics such as their inspiration and design process and the cultural significance of high heels. Beautiful- informative and just plain fun- this collection of killer heels is filled with stunning photos and fashion lore. Published in association with the Brooklyn Museum- New York. Exhibition: Brooklyn Museum- New Yor... Please click here to ask a question
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