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Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

Killer Heels explores fashion’s most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of sixteenth-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination. As fashion statement, fetish object, instrument of power, and outlet of artistic expression for both the designer and the wearer, throughout the ages the high-heeled shoe has gone through many shifts in style and symbolism. Deadly sharp stilettos, architecturally inspired wedges and platforms, and a number of artfully crafted shoes that defy categorization are featured among the more than 160 historical and contemporary heels on loan from designers, from the renowned Brooklyn Museum costume collection housed… Read More →

The Press Review – Red Light P.R

Red Light PR’s first LA PRESS preview was a huge success and Icon was so glad to be apart of it! Red Light guests enjoyed reviewing our newest Fall collection while being treated to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an interactive photo booth.  This hip L.A crowd was very impressed by what the brand had to offer this fall. The mix of bright colors and bold prints with the classic shoe silhouettes were a crowd favorite. Other favorites included the styles that featured famous artists’ artwork. Guests enjoyed how the artwork was given new life and appreciation. “The smoking slippers are my personal favorite. They’re a great combination of a loafer and a flat” – Annette Branover   “You can tell how… Read More →

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Clothing As The Canvas – A Burberry Story

“I wanted softness and the idea of these artists going on their travels, having their adventures.”- Christopher Bailey Chief Executive of Burberry Clothing is the canvas this year in so many Fall/ Winter 2014 collections. One that we find AH-inspiring is the new collection from Burberry. Staying true to British fashion, the collection was inspired by several of the countries own artists, Lucian Freud, Ben Nicholson, Duncan Grant and Christopher Wood. All four artists come from the Modernist era, playing with color and image. Just like many of the inspiring artists hand selected by Icon. We love how the colors seamlessly dance off the garments, leaving the eye with a sweet aftertaste. The overflow of flowers painted with billowy brush… Read More →