Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe
Through February 15, 2015!
Content and images by: Caressa Losier
Sponsored by Nordstrom, the Brooklyn Museum exhibit Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe explores society’s obsession with this creation, that in the minds of many, embodies the true epitome of femininity. Several prominent shoe designers have contributed their designs to the exhibit such as Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Noritaka Tatehana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Manolo Blahnik and many more! So head down to Brooklyn and be prepared for this massive shoe collection all packed into one dimly-lit, high-fashion exhibit. It’s going to knock your socks off!
From low clogs to intimidatingly high heeled shoes, Killer Heels had a variety of shoe styles on display. However, none of them looked comfortable-hence the term “killer heels”. In fact, almost any woman from around the world who has ever slid their foot inside of a shoe inches higher than ground-level can attest to the sacrifice of choosing fashion over comfort.
In a Bind: Foot-binding
Foot-binding is the practice of binding ones feet to prevent further growth. In some parts of Asia, a woman with bound feet represents wealth and cultural beauty. The photo (above) is of Chinese slippers. Judging by their petite stature, it’s obvious that these slippers were specifically tailored for a bound foot.
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