Louboutin at the Design Museum
Suzanna Bain on the latest Design Museum exhibition, which profiles the man behind the red soles
Images courtesy of photographer Philippe Garcia, from the Christian Louboutin book, published by Rizzoli.
The Christian Louboutin exhibition - running at London’s Design Museum, from May 1 until July 9, 2012 – provides a fascinating insight into one of the world’s most recognised shoe designers.
Suzanna Bain finds out more about the man behind the famous red soles and asks what the exhibition holds for visitors.
Designer Christian Louboutin launched his label in 1991, with a guiding ethos of 'making shoes that are like jewels’.
The Design Museum’s exhibition is the first comprehensive UK presentation of his works, bringing together a selection of creations, from razor-sharp stilettos to lace-up boots and studded sneakers.
Louboutin’s trademark glossy red soles are well-recognised today – and coveted by women the world over.
Fusing craftsmanship, engineering and sculpture, his high-end shoes evoke an unmistakable sense of style and glamour.
Presented in a dramatic environment, the Design Museum’s insightful exhibition delves into the creative mind of Christian Louboutin to find out more about his processes, as well as his work has changed the face of shoe design.
It also looks at his influences, including everything from the Parisian music hall to travel, art, landscape architecture and film.
:: Design Museum, London - Christian Louboutin, May 1 – July 9, 2012.
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