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It's all in the sole

21.05.12

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.

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.

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.