New York City is known for being one of the most fashionable cities in the world, especially in the footwear game; we are on point. Literally though, from stilettos to platforms, the heels women are sporting truly up our city’s game. The Brooklyn Museum is currently showing an exhibit Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe showcasing the history and future of high heels in the fashion industry.
Before you head on over to Brooklyn, brush up on your shoe knowledge with some of our favorite books available in the Adrian G. Marcuse Library.
Shoes: The Complete Sourcebook gives you a full overview of the history of shoes and how they became to be the staple of style we see them as today. Walk away from this book knowing more about shoes than you ever thought possible…(and the pictures are to die for).
Women from the Ankle Down shines light on how the meaning of shoes changed in the eyes of women throughout the twentieth century and how they have come to define us today.
Stop by the library and pick up a copy so you can be a more informed museum goer!
Posted on October 6, 2014 I Blog post by Ali Petherbridge (student worker of the LIM College Library)