When Christian Louboutin opened his first boutique 20 years ago, little did he imagine that he would teach a generation to appraise shoes in an entirely new way – by their soles.
The talent As well as the sole work, a section of the exhibition will be dedicated to Fetish, the photographic collaboration Louboutin undertook with the film director David Lynch for a 2007 exhibition at the La Galerie du Passage in Paris.
Since that first experiment, Louboutin has become one of the most famous shoe designers in the world, adding accessories and men’ shoes to his hugely successful line. Now though, it’s time for his first steps into the world of beauty – and what could be a more natural first offering than returning to the cosmetic that kicked off his career? And lo, “Rouge Louboutin” was born.
These are not necessarily shoes to go shopping in, nor is the wearer expected to be getting in her own groceries anyway. Christian Louboutin does offer some flat shoes , but the focus is all on sexy, spindly height.
Christian Louboutin has grown up, over the past 20 years, to be quite their equal.