The Design Museum in London is to hold the first comprehensive UK exhibition of the work of shoe designer Christian Louboutin.
Louboutin’s shoes are well known for their trademark glossy red soles. Since the launch of his label in 1991, the French designer has stayed true to his original aim ‘to make shoes that are like jewels’. Many consider his footwear to be a unique fusion of craftsmanship, engineering and sculpture. Louboutin’s designs range from razor-sharp stilettos to lace-up boots and studded sneakers.
The exhibition will explore how, over the past 20 years, Christian Louboutin has transformed the design of the shoe. His creative approach will be profiled, together with the influences behind his work. These include the Parisian music hall, travel, art, landscape architecture and film.
The Design Museum is open daily 10am–5.45pm, admission (including a £1 voluntary charitable donation) £11 adults, £10 concessions, £7 students, under-12s free. The Christian Louboutin exhibition runs from 28 March to 1 July.
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