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Christian Louboutin 20th anniversary collection launch
Red-lacquered soles—arguably the most
noticeable heels on the street—are the signature of famed Parisian designer Christian Louboutin. He is also said to be the one who has reinvented the heel, often blurring the lines between fashion and fetishism. His perfectly shaped leather pumps are adorned with studs, glitter, bows and straps but it’s his classic round-toe version that makes him a consecrated fashion icon. With inspiration from his first job at the Folies Bergères caberet and his time as an apprentice at couture houses like Roger Vivier, Louboutin’s remarkable mastery has made him a celeb fave.
BFFs like Blake Lively (she bought his entire Spring 2012 collection!), and the
Olsen twins continuously show their support for their beloved shoe guru. To learn more about his collection, read on after the jump.
As he marks his 20th year in the business, Louboutin sets out to launch a capsule collection of his most iconic pieces. He also just recently celebrated his first book release (also in celebration of his 20th year), a monograph of the theatricality of his work. Hand-picked by the designer for their significant roles in his career and their embodiment of the central themes that have defined his craft, this limited-edited collection of heels is one that should be coveted.
The shoe that started it all? The Pensée. This silver
pointed toe pump is said to be "the shoe that inspired the red sole". If you want to get your hands on a limited-edition crimson red-sole sky-high stilletto, then head over to Holt Renfrew on Bloor street and Vancouver. Don’t wait too long! Once these shoes are gone, they’re gone!