Design Museum To Host Louboutin RetrospectiveWednesday, 05 October 2011
The exhibition will profile Louboutin’s creative approach, together with the influences behind his work ranging from the Parisian music hall, travel, art, landscape architecture and film. A special focus will also be given to the origins of Louboutin’s trademark glossy red soles, which recently hit headlines as the designer lost a trademark case against Yves Saint Laurent.
The news coincides with the launch of Christian Louboutin’s debut self-titled book, which features an intricate five-piece foldout binding and pop-up cover, as well as photography captured by Philippe Garcia. The book is divided into six chapters; the first documents Louboutin’s biography, covering his early work for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent; the second looks at the label’s extravagant interiors of the brand’s international stores; the third looks at his shoe designs over the years; the fourth features intimate photographs of the designer’s Paris and Egypt homes, while chapter five is dedicated to the collaboration his did with film director David Lynch. The final chapter is a complete catalogue of his work, with photos of all 120 shoe designs.
Christian Louboutin will be on show at the Design Museum from 28 March-1 July, 2012.
Images: Photographer Philippe Garcia from Christian Louboutin book published by Rizzoli