It is 20 years since Christian Louboutin’s red-soled heels orbited onto planet fashion; to celebrate, the French designer is documenting his finest creations.
An extraordinary monograph created by Christian Louboutin, renowned for his beautifully crafted handmade shoes, in particular his elegantly sexy stilettos. This stunning volume, with a fanciful and intricate pop-up, an elaborate foldout cover, and dramatic still-life photography, evokes the artistry and theatricality of Louboutin’s shoe designs.
His eclectic and exotic designs, often incorporating feathers, beads, and sequins, are a constant and dramatic presence on the red carpet and in nightclubs and restaurants the world over.
Louboutin’s first book, this monograph highlights the extraordinary range of his couture, from his iconic and glamorous creations to his fetishistic pieces.
American actor John Malkovich, who is a close friend of Louboutin’s, provides the book’s foreward, while some of the photography is courtesy of Mulholland Drive director David Lynch.
A work of art in itself, with a five-piece foldout binding and a pop-up, Christian Louboutin is an enticing and revelatory look at the most important luxury shoe designer of our day.
Marta Di Puccio
30 December 2011