He may not personally wear heels, but for sure Rémy Rotenier is a fan. So much so that when he recently viewed the Brooklyn Museum’s “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” traveling exhibit, he got to work sketching out a complementary jewelry line.
“As soon as the exhibition opened in Brooklyn…and then when I saw the exquisite catalogue, I realized these innovative forms had to be interpreted as jewelry,” he explains to JCK. He shared his idea with the nearby Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico, which features the same exhibit through Aug. 9, 2015, and they asked to carry the full line. “Women from Marie Antoinette and Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga have used their heels to project power, romance, fetish, and modernity,” said Rotenier to the press upon release of the news.
Enter Silver Heels, a trademarked collection of six different high heels available to date as necklaces, charm bracelets, and earrings. The styles are made in sterling silver, plated with rhodium, or in 18k yellow or rose gold (Marie Antoinette and Paris styles), and feature enamel or gemstones like citrine, garnet, topaz, peridot, and amethyst.
“The Marilyn—a stiletto famously worn by Marilyn Monroe—shoe comes in black or red enamel, and all of the other designs have only one color palette,” he adds.
Other shoes include Marie Antoinette, Paris, Milano, St. Tropez, and Gaga.
The Albuquerque Museum store has been selling Silver Heels since May 30, the opening day of the “Killer Heels” exhibition, and they are also available for purchase at Goldworks in Santa Fe, N.M., as well as on Rotenier’s own website.
The line ranges in retail price from $88 for the Marilyn charm to $270 for the Marie Antoinette earrings. Pieces are ready to ship now, and the minimum buy-in is $2,287.
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