The Palm Springs Art Museum in California will host “Killer Heels: The Art of High-Heel Shoe” Sept. 5-Dec. 13. The exhibit, which combines fashion, film and art, examines high heels’ cultural history, as well as heels’ relationships with fantasy, functionality, identity and power.
Organized by six themes, “Killer Heels” displays more than 110 contemporary high heels, presented in arched pedestals, and 50 historical designs selected from the Brooklyn Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume collections. The exhibit was on display at the Brooklyn Museum earlier this year.
The exhibition presents designs from 17th century to today with each theme reflecting the design of the shoes, evolving fashion trends, social preferences and similarities between cultures and time. A selection of shoes from over 50 contemporary designers including, Celine, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Prada and United Nude, creates a visual dialogue between old and new.