These Shoes Were Made for Talking
From Christian Louboutin to Manolo Blahnik
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