Now that’s what I call Killer Heels

The Guardian has a terrific gallery of photos showing a selection of totally bonkers high heels including this pair of killer stilettos…. – from an exhibition aptly entitled Killer Heels at the Brooklyn Museum, on now till 15 Feb 2015.

Christian Louboutin. Printz,  Spring/Summer 2013 14. Courtesy of Christian Louboutin.

 

The gallery shows that high heels were also in fashion in ancient China – see this pair below. They emulated bound feet for the ruling Manchu elite whose culture did not encompass that brutal practice but whose women became increasingly drawn into the practice, seeing how dainty the native Chinese women’s feet looked.

 

Chinese Manchu Woman's Shoe, 19th century. Cotton, embroidered satin-weave silk.

 

Photos: from http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/sep/05/killer-heels-the-art-of-the-stiletto-in-pictures

 

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About Yang-May Ooi, Writer & Performer – Bound Feet Blues

Yang-May Ooi is an award-winning TEDx speaker, bestselling author and story performer. Her work explores how we can take charge of our own powerful story – and dare to shine, inspire and lead. Bound Feet Blues is her first full length solo story performance.

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