CULTURE

Photos: Hot Shod

A new museum show charts the heights of chic—from 17th-century courtesan pumps to Lady Gaga’s eight-inch platforms.


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Wedge sandal from Prada’s spring 2012 collection. Courtesy of Prada.

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Salvatore Ferragamo sandal from 1938. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of Salvatore Ferragamo.

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Atom, from Noritaka Tatehana’s 2012–2013 collection. Courtesy of Noritaka Tatehana.

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A 19th-century Manchu shoe. Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection.

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Ghada Amer’s A Pause in an Abstract Painting, 2014. Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection.