Record Breaking Christian Louboutin Exhibition

 The Christian Louboutin exhibition, which opened at the Design Museum on 1 May, has broken all previous visitor figure records with an average daily attendance of 910 visitors.
To date the exhibition has attracted over 38,000 visitors.

The exhibition, created by the Design Museum, is the first UK retrospective of iconic French shoe designer Christian Louboutin and celebrates a career which has pushed the boundaries of high fashion shoe design.  At the centre of the exhibition is a three dimensional holographic performance by  burlesque performer Dita Von Teese, the Design Museum’s first holographic installation.

Louboutin’s exquisite shoes, with their instantly recognisable glossy red soles, are a unique fusion of fashion, craftsmanship, engineering and sculpture. This exhibition celebrates Louboutin’s career to date and showcases twenty years of designs and inspiration, revealing the artistry and theatricality of his shoe design from stilettos to lace-up boots, studded style, glamour, power, femininity and elegance.

Christian Louboutin comments ‘It’s been a real pleasure to see a lot of my ‘babies’ featured all together for the first time. It’s not only an entire collection of shoes that I saw there but for me a huge collection of souvenirs, precious moments, and very rarely sorrows’

Deyan Sudjic Director of the Design Museum adds ‘Christian Louboutin’s exhibition has captivated visitors and brought the Design Museum a whole new audience.’

Donna Loveday, Exhibition Curator explains ‘I am so thrilled at the overwhelming response to this exhibition. With their instantly recognisable glossy red soles, Christian Louboutin’s shoes have become such an important part of the fashion landscape. Louboutin has built one of the most successful shoe brands in the world and this exhibition aims to give a deeper insight into the designer behind the famous shoes.’

Christian Louboutin

Until 9 July 2012

Design Museum, London,