Christian Louboutin is a name synonymous with fabulous, high-end footwear. His world-renowned red bottomed heels are the envy of every well-dressed woman, made famous by the likes of Carrie Bradshaw, Jennifer Lopez, and Cardi B. While he has expanded his repertoire to include handbags, beauty products, and other accessories, the designer’s signature sultry stilettos are what’ve made him a household name.

Louboutin Debuts at Palais de la Porte Dorée

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This month, Christian Louboutin will launch “L’Exhibition[niste],” the largest ever exhibit dedicated to the designer’s work. Held at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, the exhibition will run for five months, giving visitors a glimpse into the designer’s unique universe. Inside the exhibit, you’ll find a selection of never-before-seen shoes and sketches, as well as new pieces that were designed in collaboration with other artists. Louboutin himself described the event as a sort of celebration, highlighting his history as a designer, as well as his creative collaborators. The exhibit’s venue holds a special place in the designer’s heart, as he often visited the museum as a child, drawing inspiration from their enchanting exhibits. But, it wasn’t an actual exhibit that inspired the artist to begin designing shoes. Rather, it was a sign posted outside of the museum indicating that heels were not to be worn inside. The illustration would later inspire the iconic Pigalle shoe, a sleek and sophisticated Louboutin heel that flatters on any foot.

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For those who love shoes like it’s a religion, you’re sure to be impressed by the exhibit’s specially commissioned stained glass windows, which depict various key elements of Louboutin’s designs. Created exclusively for the show by master glass-maker Emmanuelle Andrieux of the Maison du Vitrail in Paris, the windows surround you as you browse a breathtaking display of shoes from every era of the designer’s career. Another exhibit highlight is the giant replica of a Louboutin shoe created by Parisian sculptor, Stéphane Gérard. The shoe sits on its very own throne, and is decorated in detailed embroidery by Indian designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Footwear fanatics everywhere are sure to find something that speaks to their “soles” at this extraordinary exhibition. If a trip to Paris is in your future, we highly recommend checking out L’Exhibition[niste]. We have no doubt you’ll walk away in awe of Christian Louboutin, his momentous career, and his awe-inspiring red bottoms that have made him an absolute legend.

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*Images courtesy of Palais de la Porte Dorée