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Publication Date: 2014-10-01

No pun intended, new Brooklyn Museum exhibit is all about "elevated" fashion!

Now through February 15th, you can view the "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe" at the Brooklyn Museum. Did you know that high-heels aren't a "new" invention? The first heels were actually worn by men as they were intended to show privilege, power and status. Early heels were presents among wealthy Venetians in the 7th Century. Made of silk and called "Chopine", these footwear were meant to keep these aristocrats' feet dry from the overflowing canals.

160 shoes, both historical and contemporary are on display... on loan from The MET, among others, to give visitors a comprehensive view of the evolution toward our present day high-heeled footwear. From 16th Century platforms in Italy to the stilettos gracing today's runways and Red Carpets, this is perfect for every shoe lover!

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