Christian Louboutin, Printz, Spring-Summer 2013-14, Courtesy of Christian Louboutin, Photograph by Jay Zukerkorn
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe
May 30, 2015 to Aug 9, 2015
Killer Heels explores fashion’s most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of sixteenth-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos gracing today’s runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination. Deadly sharp stilettos, architecturally inspired wedges and platforms, and a number of artfully crafted shoes defying categorization are featured among the more than 160 historical and contemporary heels on loan from designers and from the renowned Brooklyn Museum costume collection, housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Albuquerque venue will also include heels by local designers and artists including Janice Ortiz, Virgil Ortiz, Goldie Garcia, Teri Greeves, and Deana McGuffin, as well as examples of the current Mexican Pointy Boots craze sweeping the United States Southwest and northern Mexico.
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe is organized by the Brooklyn Museum.
Exhibition-related educational programs are generously supported by The Albuquerque Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.
The Killer Heels Members Opening Reception is generously sponsored by Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman, & Sale, PC.