Killer Heels at the Frick Pittsburgh

Killer Heels at the Frick Pittsburgh

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.

Photo credit: JANTAMINIAU. “L’Image Tranquille,” 2013. (Handcrafted by René van den Berg.) Photo: Jay Zukerkorn)

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.

Photo Credit: Chinese. Manchu Woman's Shoe, 19th century. Cotton, embroidered satin-weave silk. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 34.1060a, b. Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum

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!

Photo credit: Nicholas Kirkwood - Pumps, Spring/Summer 2013. Suede with gold and clear Swarovski crystals. Photo: Jay Zukerkorn