Christian Louboutin has taken us on a tour of Paris throughout the previous couple of years — first to the Palais de la Porte Dorée in 2020, the place he opened his distinctive retrospective simply earlier than the pandemic took maintain. Then in September 2021, the designer took over L’Atelier des Lumières in Paris, a museum devoted to digital artwork exhibitions for an immersive presentation.
This time round, as the style crowd returned to Paris in full drive for the primary time in two years, Louboutin stage a dance show-turned-fashion week presentation at at L’Espace Niemeyer, conceived within the Seventies by his favourite architect Oscar Niemeyer.
For Louboutin, dance has all the time been a significant supply of inspiration. In spite of everything, the French designer began out as an intern at Les Folies Bergères within the Metropolis of Mild. At a younger age, he needed to design sneakers for the dancers. “They have been like evening birds to me,” he recalled.
Flash ahead by way of the many years, and Louboutin introduced collectively 9 eclectic dancers to carry out below the Coupole, a dome at L’Espace Niemeyer adorned with hundreds of aluminum slats and bathed in pink mild.
With curtain motions and flashing lights offering loads of drama, the dancers revealed the Scorching Chick Sling, a brand new slingback that includes a scalloped strap on a stiletto heel. (The model is an up to date tackle the best-selling Scorching Chick Pump.)
Different highlights from the gathering included a Clue-inspired ‘Loubi Thriller’ capsule, which the designer designed in collaboration along with his shut buddy, Parisian artist Yaz Bukey.
One other capsule, the “Greekba”, is a enjoyable tackle the designer’s obsession with journey and his adventures with Miss Tependris, a fictional character imagined by Konstantin Kakanias, a Greek artist.
Whereas the dancers carried out on the occasion all through the afternoon (discuss stamina), one other star arrived for the night cocktail.
The designer held courtroom at a cocktail attended by Olivia Palermo, Coca Rocha, Anok Yai, Jessica Wang, Chriselle Lim and extra huge names.
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