CULTUREPhotos: Hot ShodA new museum show charts the heights of chic—from 17th-century courtesan pumps to Lady Gaga’s eight-inch platforms.by Caroline Weber09.04.141Wedge sandal from Prada’s spring 2012 collection. Courtesy of Prada.2Salvatore Ferragamo sandal from 1938. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of Salvatore Ferragamo.3Atom, from Noritaka Tatehana’s 2012–2013 collection. Courtesy of Noritaka Tatehana.4A 19th-century Manchu shoe. Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection.5Ghada Amer’s A Pause in an Abstract Painting, 2014. Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection.