Much more than just trademark vertiginous heels, the exhibition also focuses on Christian himself and his childhood in Paris; from hanging out at the Folies Bergere to designing his very first pair of shoes.
It's all in the sole21.05.12
Over the weekend we visited the Christian Louboutin exhibition at the Design Museum. A showcase of the world's most sought-after heels, from the designer's most extreme creations to the more wearable - all with their iconic red soles - we loved almost every pair.
Beyond the history, the presentatation was spectacular - opening up with the wackiest designs, supported by a rather sumptuous red velvet leaning beam complete with magnifying glasses for that all-important closer look, to a grass-walled corridor where creations sat on mirrored podiums and suspended masterpieces framed in circus-style hula hoops.
And then these dancing shoes came to life in several videos - one by Net-a-porter, another featuring Loubi's Angels, and of course, a fabulous hologram starring his most glamorous muse, Dita Von Teese, performing a racy striptease.
We thoroughly recommend hot-footing it over to the Design Museum to capture a slice of the high (heel) life.
Until 9th July.