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Celebrating Christian Louboutin

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One of the best Exhibits here in Toronto this summer is the Christian Louboutin, Celebrating 20 years of Design, Artistry and Magic at the Design Exchange. The Exhibit is showing from June 21 to September 15, 2013. This show was actually curated and originally presented at the Design Museum in London, England. They did a great job as this presentation about Christian Louboutin and the Shoes were informative, fantastic, fun, flashy, glamorous and extravagant. We learnt about the man, the designer, how he creates his magic then turning it into reality through the shoes. Everywhere were shoes, shoes and shoes as you will see a glimpse here which I am so excited to share with you. 
Part of the Exhibit presented Louboutin's Studio. The floor was Louboutin Red and lots of photos, books, and Art used as his sources of inspiration. He use the Trapeze to exercise. There was also a note from his most notable client, Miss Piggy beside the shoes Louboutin made especially for her. 
Creativity at Work. Everything starts with a drawing. The shoe was part of Louboutin's Fetish collection which was part of the Exhibit. Photography was not allowed on that part of the Exhibit because there were nude photographs on display taken by David Lynch. 
Pluminette.
Christian Louboutin never had any formal training in design or shoe making. He learnt about Costume Design when he worked at his first job at Folies Bergères, assisting the dancers when they dressed up. Then he apprenticed with French shoe maker and designer, Charles Jourdan and freelanced with the Haute Couture houses in Paris. I included this photo of the Pluminette because this shoe was inspired by the Birds' feathers. Louboutin explained that even dancers would wear birds' feathers as part of their costume when dancing. So inspired by both the birds and the dancers, that he incorporated that inspiration into this Shoes. 
YSL 
This shoes was Louboutin's tribute to the late Yves Saint Laurent when he presented his last Haute Couture Collection in 2002. 
These shoes were worn by the models during the Runway show. 

The Lady Max was inspired from the movie Mad Max.
The two ladies behind are The Ladies Max.
Watch out, it's Kryptonite and Asteroid.
Let Me Tell You, a secret...
Louboutin was inspired by flowers and even placed flower petals inside the plexi glass heels.
There was a short film titled The Showgirl featuring Dita Von Teese.
Christian Louboutin called this shoe the Dita Von Teese with matching glitters and jewels.
Shoes created by Louboutin inspired by Royalty: Marie Antoinette was inspired by late Queen of France which was also inspired by Sofia Coppola's movie about the late Queen. The shoe was especially hand stitched by Lesage. Notice that the master crafters from Lesage even hand stitched the name of Christian Louboutin at the bottom of the yellow shoe. The photo on the right were inspired the Queens of Spain and France, La Reine D'Espagne and Eugénie, the suede material and diamonds effect on the shoe reminded me of Napoleon's Royal Apartments at the Louvre. 
Fairy Tales do come true... in Louboutin's Cinderella
Faberge Egg and mannequin was originally a window display in Louboutin's London flagship store.

In this Exhibit, I learnt that every fantasy  and inspiration of Louboutin were manifested into his designs and production line. Just like the mannequin coming out from a Faberge egg dressed like the Black Swan in the famous Russian Ballet by Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake, wearing this shoes created solely out of ribbons and supported by transparent material PVC.  We examined the shoes closely because we thought this is so unbelievable, this is a shoe that will not last in the real world, and so exquisite but it is real! That is the world of Louboutin, he turns his artistry and magic into reality through the Shoes. 


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29 comments

  1. Hi Pamela! You just made me dream! I would love to see this exhibit too, must be to die for and so incredible! Love Louboutins, every women's dream I think!:) The Cinderella ones are fantastic, when I saw them first time I was truly stunned! How funny the ones made for Miss Piggy! Kisses dear, have a nice weekend! xo

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  2. Wow, now this looks like the most fascinating event for a shoe-obsessed gal (aka me :) Although I'm nowhere near buying a pair for myself, I can't help but swoon over all his gorgeous designs! You are so lucky that you could attend this exhibit!

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

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  3. Louboutin and Lynch - my two favourite! What an amazing exhibition. I would have loved to see this!

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  4. This is FABULOUS! It is great they allowed photos as sometimes in these type of exhibits, no photography is allowed. I have always wanted to get to that Shoe Museum I think in Toronto soon. What a fun time you had, since my travel has been limited recently, I am doing some via the blogs I follow. Thank you !!

    Rosemary

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  5. che belle foto!!!! beautiful pics!!

    Mi piace il tuo blog .ti va di seguirci???

    www.emiliasalentoeffettomoda.altervista.org

    grazie
    Mari

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  6. Amazing exhibition!

    http://www.cultureandtrend.com/

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  7. The exhibit looks like fun Pam. Hope it will come to Holland as well. We just had an exhibit by Jean Paul Gaultier. Very much worthwhile too.

    Happy Sunday!

    Madelief x

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  8. Wow, looks like such a cool event! I´m really into these creative shoe designs ;)
    xx

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  9. Pamela, you have me kicking my heels girl! What I wouldn't give to see this exhibit!!! I love his shoes. It's like a party! Thanks for bringing it to us! I would feel like a showgirl there. HAHAHAHA
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  10. Wow! This is like a fun house of shoes. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. All these shoes are super gorgeous!
    Have a nice day!

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  12. OMG ! Pamela, that's a dream!
    ciao
    Nicky

    www.mywishstyle.com

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  13. great and worth reading post dear! I am totally liking these shoes.

    xoxo;
    Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog Philippines by Kenny.

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  14. Fab pics and I love Loubi <3
    What about following each other via GFC and Bloglovin? Just let me know!
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi dear, thanks so much for sharing these detailed photos and info on the exhibit, I don't think we will be lucky enough to ever see something like it here in SA, his work is amazing! Thank you for your kind visit, wish you well for the rest of the week!

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  16. You probably know from my blog that I love shoes and I would absoluteley love to see this exhibition. Fortunately you have taken us all on a wonderful tour which is the next best thing! So many creative displays and of course the most fabulous shoes especially the cinderella pair.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Followed back babe <3
    Also follow on G+, now waiting for you there!
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  18. Fabulous show Pamela, I would love to see the Dita film, she is totally exquisite, a very special creature!

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  19. Thank you for sharing is wondefruff to see online this collection! I love cinderela shoe , so cool!

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  20. Wow! How delectable! This looks like something out of a book!

    XO | KIMBERLYLUXE

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  21. Hey again,
    just wanted to thank your for following on Instagram, followed you back there ;)
    xx

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  22. Oh how fabulous! Wish I was there.

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  23. Love those Christian Louboutin Shoes... perfect for staying chic and comfy while running around NYC. http://www.clshoesboutique.com/

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  24. Wow, this was fun to read! So many works of art here really! xxKim

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  25. Genial post!!
    Besos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  26. amazing post!!!

    avete mai sentito il profumo del...Salento? http://emiliasalentoeffettomoda.altervista.org/profumo-di-salentum/

    Grazie

    Mari

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