Monday, November 3, 2014

A Heel-Lovers Paradise

A couple of weekends ago I had the wonderful pleasure of being a part of the LIM College Adrian G. Marcuse Library's Fourth Annual Conference Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary. I was thrilled to be assigned to assist with the tour to the Brooklyn Museum exhibit “Killer Heels.” I built up so much anticipation for the show, from seeing advertisements all over the city to hearing about it  from people who have already attended, and I must say that it lived up to every expectation and more!

When I began the tour I was fascinated with the idea that the exhibit was not entirely about heels. Well, it had a lot to do with heels but, more importantly the art, history, inspiration and culture that encompass heels. The exhibit had over 160 heels dating from the 16th century to the current year and displayed works from famous designers such as: Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Vivienne Westwood, and more. Talk about a high-heel lover’s PARADISE!

I was extremely excited to see all of the shoes and the ideas that influenced and inspired some of the unique designs. I must say that my favorite shoe was that of Christian Louboutin, the ballet heels, which are eight inches high and a complete downward sloping angle. (See below) 

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I would recommend this exhibit to everyone because there are many things that people can connect with. You do not have to be a heel lover to appreciate this exhibit however, it would be a bonus! 

Further Reading:

by DeMello, Margo.
Location  Regular shelves
Call Number  391.41303 DEM

by Huey, Sue.
Location Regular shelves
Call Number 391.413 HUE

by Walford, Jonathan.
Location Regular shelves
Call Number 391.413 WAL

by Riello, Giorgio.
Location Regular shelves
Call Number 391.413 RIE

Posted on November 3, 2014 I Blog post by Sheala Ortiz (student worker of the LIM College Library)