Sunday, 6 November 2011

Christian Louboutin - 20 Ans

Christian Louboutin needs no introduction: a designer extraordinaire, worshiped by millions of women around the globe, just over a week after his widely-quoted argument that his shoes can make their female wearer climax, publishes his first book: artistic, intricate, unique. Just like his designs. The famous red-soled stars of the book (including the fruits of his collaboration with David Lynch - simply put 'fetishism on feet') are photographed by Philippe Garcia and film-maker David Lynch with the contributions of  Diane Von Furstenberg and Dita Von Teese among others, which unquestionably bring out the shoes' most stylish, sexy, and glamorous side.

The book is in six chapters. The first chapter is dedicated to Louboutin's life and his rise to today's icon: his first steps as a designer for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent to the opening of his very first boutique in 1992, also revealing unseen-before photographs from his personal archives.

'Fetish' by Louboutin
and Lynch - picture
taken from glamour.com
Chapter two showcases his more luxurious and extravagant boutiques and displays from around the world, while chapter three, entitled '20 years of design', features his designs throughout the years through dramatic and theatrical still-life photography.

Chapter four allows the reader a sneak-peak into Louboutin's private homes in Paris, and Luxor in Egypt as well as his workshops and studios. Moreover, chapter five is dedicated to his collaboration with David Lynch; a limited-edition line of jaw-dropping shoes, accompanied with limited-edition photographs by Lynch, named -no surprises here- 'Fetish'. Last but not least, the book concludes with a bang, as chapter six is a 'catalogue raisonne' of Louboutin's 120 shoe designs.

Written by Christian Louboutin, foreword by John Malkovich, contribution by Eric Reinhardt and photographed by Philippe Garcia and David Lynch, this is a guaranteed success.

A behind-the-scenes video when making the extraordinary photography used in the book:

7 comments:

  1. It's my dream to own a pair of Louboutins!

    Emma xxx
    www.gawgusthings.com
    @gawgusthings

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  2. I think every woman's is :) xx

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  3. i can't wait to read the book, great post :) xx

    www.ahitofsarah.net

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  4. Great post! :) Thanks for sharing that video!

    x

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