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High Heels for Going to Heaven

FullSizeRender-4High Heels for Going to Heaven // Yayoi Kusama // 2014 // Fiberglass-reinforced plastic, stainless steel & urethane paint // Photograph by Naomi Hatanaka

Remember to take your shoes off when you pass through security! That is what the TSA agents always remind you at the airport.  At the SFO Airport,  while you remove your shoes you can see on display artist Yayoi Kusama’s High Heels for Going to Heaven.  The larger than life pair of red and white polka dotted heels, a characteristic of Kusama’s style, sprout flowers with little mirrors in the center. Aren’t you glad you don’t have to wear these shoes through the airport?

Pleasure & Pain


If you like high heels then strut on down to the Victoria & Albert Museum to see their exhibition Shoes Pleasure & Pain [which is on view now until January 31]. This exhibit parades you through the history, the pleasures and the pains of wearing high heels. See heels from ancient Egypt, Cinderella’s Glass Slipper and stilettos made from a 3D printer. If you visit be sure to take a #Shoefie!

Interested in the history of the most influential shoes? Check out this virtual timeline made for the exhibition!  http://www.vam.ac.uk/shoestimeline/