Noritaka Tatehana at Tokyo’s Tomio Koyama Gallery
What’s on: A display of Japanese artist Noritaka Tatehana’s extreme shoes including his famous heel-less number (Lady Gaga loved it so much, she appointed him her exclusive shoemaker back in 2011).
Why visit: Tatehana’s creations are not just fashion statements, they’re works of art that have also become part of the collections at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fashion Institute of Technology.
Deets: Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, until Jan 12
Tatehana’s signature style: the heel-less shoes in stingray skin (1) and cowhide (2 and 5).
Other designs he created in 2014 include the Frozen boots (3) and Floating World Series sandals (4).
Killer Heels: The Art Of The High-Heeled Shoe at New York’s Brooklyn Museum
What’s on: More than 160 high heels dating as far back as the 17th century to highlight the high-heeled shoe’s connection to fantasy, power and identity.
Why visit: There are Pradas, Louboutins, Ferragamos and Celines.
Deets: Brooklyn Museum, New York, until Feb 15
1-3: Contemporary styles from Christian Louboutin (2013-14), Prada (2012) and Iris Van Herpen x United Nude (2013)
4-6: #Throwback to Ferragamo’s 1938 platforms, Miu Miu’s F/W ’06 leather wedges, the 1993 Vivienne Westwood heels that introduced Naomi Campbell’s butt to the catwalk stage.
Noritaka Tatehana photos Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery