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High-heels step out of the closet — and into the Brooklyn Museum!

By Vanessa Ogle - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com
This heel's on fire: Lay your eyes — if not your feet — on this Prada leather wedge sandal at "Killer Heels" at the Brooklyn Museum. Photo by Jay Zukerkorn

This heel’s on fire: Lay your eyes — if not your feet — on this Prada leather wedge sandal at “Killer Heels” at the Brooklyn Museum.
Photo by Jay Zukerkorn

“Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe,” an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, will showcase stellar shoes with centuries of cachet — from 16th-century platforms to modern designer pieces. The well-heeled collection demonstrates that high-heels have been on point for centuries, according to the show’s curator.

“It is kind of like what goes around comes around,” said Lisa Small, who was also the coordinating curator for “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier” at the museum last year.

Fanciful footwear in the exhibit includes Prada wedge sandals decorated with flames, a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood pumps covered in Swarovski crystals, and some bright red, full-leg calfskin high-heeled boots by Christian Louboutin. Many of the pieces are wearable, but artistic intent and aesthetics are more i

A platform for good: A 1973 platform sandal by Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo. The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY

A platform for good: A 1973 platform sandal by Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Art Resource, NY

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