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Killer Heels Are Coming to the Brooklyn Museum This Fall

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Looks like the Anna Wintour Costume Center has some competition from the outer boroughs. Exactly a month after the Charles James exhibit closes, the Brooklyn Museum will debut Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heel Shoe, just as New York Fashion Week is wrapping up.

The exhibit will cover hundreds of years of stacked footwear, starting with the platform shoes worn in sixteenth-century Italy and all the way through to those Louboutins pictured above. It'll look at the shoe as a "fashion statement, fetish object, instrument of power, and outlet of artistic expression," according to the museum's website.

And contrary to the exhibit's name, shoes on display will also include wedges, platforms, and "a number of artfully crafted shoes that defy categorization." Expect to find more than 160 shoes from designers like Manolo Blahnik, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zaha Hadid, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Vivienne Westwood.

There will also be six short films, created especially for the museum, that have been inspired by the shoe. You'll be able to check it all out when the exhibit opens on September 10.
· Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heel Shoe [Brooklyn Museum]
· Why Your Coffee Table Needs the Charles James Exhibit Book [Racked NY]
· FIT's Leather Moto Jacket Exhibit: Literally the History of Cool [Racked NY]

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