Nick Knight's film, La Douleur Exquise was one of six short films inspired by high heels specially commissioned for Brooklyn Museum's Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe exhibition. The fashion film features a specially-made, one-of-a-kind pair of glass shoes made by footwear designer Georgina Goodman. The glass slipper in fairytales has become a leitmotif for the painful pursuit of love. It is a symbol that embodies both profound beauty and implicit violence. While at first glance incredibly seductive, the shoe is uncomfortable to wear and presents the constant peril that the glass will smash and sever the skin. The film plays with this fetishistic emblem, creating a story of extreme fragility and danger. Passion, tension, hardship and discomfort are all themes that underly this exploration of shoes.