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‘Killer Heels’ on Display in Pittsburgh’s Frick Museum

Pittsburgh’s Frick museum has announced a new summer exhibition featuring fashion’s most provocative accessory: the heel.

Opening June 11, 2016, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe explores the high heel’s impact through a large selection of nearly 150 historic and contemporary heels on loan from designers and museums. Deadly sharp stilettos, architecturally inspired wedges and platforms, and a number of artfully crafted shoes that defy categorization are featured in a diverse presentation of style and design.

Included among the many artists, designers, and fashion houses represented in Killer Heels are: Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Christian Dior, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Zaha Hadid, United Nude, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Prada and Roger Vivier.

The exhibition, which is organized by the Brooklyn Museum, will remain on view through September 4, 2016. The cost of admission is $12.