Calling all shoe lovers!
Manolo. Dior. Louboutin. Prada. Names we've come to know and obsess over. The Frick Pittsburgh is bringing your high fashion dreams a reality. Killer Heels, the Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, is currently on display at the museum and it's their most dramatic collection yet.
With nearly 150 of fashion's most historic and contemporary heels on display--from local designers, the Brooklyn Museum costume collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bata Shoe Museum and more--strut your way over to the Frick Pittsburgh to check out fashion's finest.
The exhibition itself is broken down into 6 different thematic sections: Revival and Reinterpretation, Rising in the East, Architecture, Metamorphosis, and Space Walk.
From the 19th century Manchu Women to 2012 Lady Gaga, I guarantee that you'll be amazed by the complex art behind the heels.
The exhibit also includes six films by specifically commissioned filmmakers.
Pair a visit to this exhibit with some family-friendly fun. Every Friday (June 17 - September 2) from 5-9 pm, the Frick Pittsburgh presents Summer Fridays at the Frick: a family-friendly evening of fun activities, food from local food trucks, and a chance to picnic on the lawn of the museum.
Other exclusive events at Frick Pittsburgh include; Art at Noon: Gender and Those Killer Heels, a discussion on heels and their representation of women and sexuality and whether those representations still exist (July 19, 2016); Friday Night Film: God Save My Shoes, a documentary film that explores women's relationships with their shoes including commentary from fashion historians, psychologists, and celebrities (August 12, 2016.); and many more.
Killer Heels is the first of a three-year series exploring major fashion at the Frick Pittsburgh. The museum was recently supported by a $1 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, so look forward to more fashion-focused exhibits to come.
The Killer Heels exhibit runs from now until September 4, 2016. Make sure to check it out soon - this is a one-of-a-kind exhibit in the Steel City!