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.’
Until 9 July 2012
Design Museum, London,