Tania Collins, Fashion and Lifestyle writer
The first time I ever saw a pair of red soled Louboutins was as a teenager and they were gracing the feet of Sarah Jessica Parker as she navigated the streets of New York as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw. At the time I was more interested in Carrie’s sexual exploits than her shoes. Now, though, I would give almost anything to own a shiny pair of heels with the patent red sole.
Until then I can appreciate the artistry the oft coveted shoe which has graced the feet of many a celebrity at London’s Design Museum. The design museum is honouring Christian Louboutin with an exhibition celebrating his career and showcasing twenty years worth of designs. The exhibition will showcase the designer’s career by drawing on his own personal archive of shoes and design drawings and taking the visitor through the stages of the design journey – everything from original sketches, prototypes to the final product. The origins of the iconic red sole will also be revealed along with Louboutin’s creative approach and inspirations which include: Cabaret, fantasy and fairytale, film, landscape and travel.
The exhibition runs 1 May to 9 July at the Design Museum in London.