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New exhibition showcases the evolution of the most creative and complex shoe designs

Where would we be without the shoe? Probably more than just a little damp in the foot region, we imagine. 

Function aside, however, footwear, and - more importantly - high heels have become an important part of the fashion world (and do not always allow us to move around easier with discomfort!).

A new exhibition opening tomorrow at the Brooklyn Museum titled “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” demonstrates the evolution of footwear and shows just how dramatically the designs have changed over the years, with over 160 pairs on display.

From the 1600s to the modern day, visitors will get the chance to view the evolution of the most artistic and creative high heel designs over time. Way before Carrie even uttered the words Manolo Blahnik were women hunting down the best heels for fabulous parties, with shoes such as Dior's exquisite evening slippers from 1960. 

Other stand-out heels in the collection include Salvatore Ferragamo's multi-coloured block heels and Vivienne Westwood's "Super Elevated Gillie" platforms, made iconic by Naomi Campbell's very memorable catwalk tumble.

Take a look at more from the collection by clicking on the gallery above. 

brooklynmuseum.org

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