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These Shoes Were Made for Talking
These shoes were made for talking.

Whether or not you?re the type to rock four-inch stilettos, we?re guessing you?d still like to ogle a pair of fabulous Manolo Blahniks.

You?ll have your chance next week when Brooklyn Museum curator Lisa Small stops in SF to talk about ?Killer Heels.?

During her lecture ?Killer Heels: 400 Years of Provocative Shoes,? she?ll discuss the high heel as a fashion statement, fetish object and instrument of power.

Small will share history, images and film of some of our culture?s most iconic fashion artifacts, from the high-platform chopines of 16th-century Italy to the studded platforms on today?s runways.

But...wait for it...Small is also bringing a selection of particularly arresting shoes. Think Christian Louboutin?s heeled ballet points, Zaha Hadid?s chromed vinyl rubber and fiberglass platforms and Iris Schieferstein?s horse-hoof shoes (made from animal carcasses using taxidermy techniques).

Sadly, there will be no Oprah-style giveaways at the talk, but Nordstrom will showcase a selection of the season?s hottest (and wearable) on-trend styles.

 $25 to $35; April 14 at 7 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.; jccsf.org

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