Master and dievca: Killer Heels

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“Heels are about the wearer…and the watcher.”

Master and dievca took a trip to view the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Killer Heels” which ran from September 10, 2014–March 1, 2015.

A good choice, as dievca finds a high-heeled shoes to be a key accessory in her presentation outfits for Master and Master has great appreciation for dievca’s heels. Viewing the exhibition would be a win-win from both sides.

Much of dievca’s photography had to be dumped with the lighting (and her lack of patience with taking the photos, when the shoes begged to be ogled….), but here are some salvaged photos – in random order – to give you a taste of the shoe offerings.

FUTURISTIC COOL:

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Architect Zaha Hadid

Modesta - singer with the shoes

Modesta – singer

FETISH FAVORITES  for dievca:

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Herbert Levine Inc. Stocking Shoe 1953

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Herbert Levine Inc. Stocking Shoe 1953

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United Nude for Lady Gaga

AN EMBELLISHED HEEL:

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Maison Martin Margiela A/W 2013 Boot

FASHION ACCESSORY SHAPED AS A SHOE:

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Elsa Schiaparelli

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Elsa Schiaparelli Shoe Hat 1937-38

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MASTER’S FAVORITE – Marilyn Monroe’s Salvatore Ferragamo Pumps from 1959 in the Glamour and Fetish section:
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“Printz,” Spring/Summer 2013.
Courtesy of Christian Louboutin.
Photograph: Jay Zukerkorn

Killer Heels explored the high-heeled shoe as a fashion statement, fetish object, instrument of power, and outlet of artistic expression for both the designer and the wearer. The high-heeled shoe has developed style and meaning throughout the ages — a constantly shifting and morphing process. Be it wedges, platforms, sharp stilettos, 3D printing, plastic, fiberglass, crystal — the shoes to be viewed offered a statement as to their existence.

Some designers and design houses represented in the Killer Heels exhibit included:

  • Manolo Blahnik
  • Chanel
  • Salvatore Ferragamo,
  • Zaha Hadid X United Nude
  • Iris van Herpen X United Nude
  • Christian Louboutin
  • Maison Martin Margiela
  • Alexander McQueen
  • André Perugia
  • Prada
  • Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Noritaka Tatehana
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Pietro Yantorny

There were 6 commissioned short films inspired by high heels, as well. The filmmakers are Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter, and Rashaad Newsome.

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe was organized by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum. 

♥ VIDEO: Killer Heels – about 2 min

What did dievca take away from viewing the exhibition?
Her Master loves the classics~

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 “My sexy legs are even better with Killer Heels!”

Exhibition Travel Dates:

Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico, May 30–August 9, 2015
Palm Springs Art Museum, California, September 4, 2015–December 13, 2016
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, February 5–May 15, 2016
Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 10–September 4, 2016


9 Comments on “Master and dievca: Killer Heels”

  1. Pelelotus says:

    Killer indeed! Nice that they the Schiaparelli shoe hat, such an icon. Too many fabulous shoes to have a favourite x

  2. The fetishist’s paradise (I seem to be one)! I loved also the Japanese geisha platforms in the video clip. And Zaha Hadid’s design reminds me of this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/telemax/5264290741. A sculpture called ”O Dromeas” – ”The Runner”. My favourite public work of art in Athens, since I was a baby. xxx

    • dievca says:

      The sculpture is fantastic! Thank you for sharing the link. Very cool. I was like a kid in a candy shop, too much sugar, too hyper — and I couldn’t be pulled away. 😀

  3. esther says:

    can appreciate fashion as art and the art of fashion…notice how Master liked MM’s simple black pumps? i agree…although, the Louboutin ones would look great reclining 🙂 xx

    • dievca says:

      M. did have fun looking at all the other shoes. There was a film clip showing how a pair of heels were made by hand — we were fascinated and had a long talk about 3D printing changing the age old industry…
      A Classic is a Classic for a reason. XO

  4. hispetitelle says:

    What a fun Exibit! Oh to be able to indulge my shoe fetish.

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