When it comes to shoes, no one does them better than the master – Christian Louboutin himself. The artist has been revered as one of the best in the industry and an exemplary display of his prowess is an exhibition at the Palais de la Porte Dorée which is designed to provide connoisseurs a peek into his work and inspirations.
The exclusive art deco aims at explaining all that there is behind Louboutin’s passion for travel, the decorative arts — and shoe design. The display showcases shoes from his private and public collections and is divided into sections based on Louboutin’s approach to design and his sources of inspiration. It also features collaborative works created by the artist in collaboration with big names such as director and photographer David Lynch, multimedia artist Lisa Reihana, and Spanish choreographer Blanca Li.
In addition to Louboutin’s works, the venue itself has been decorated to perfection. It is fitted with stained glass windows (which were specially commissioned for the exhibit by Emmanuelle Andrieux of the Maison du Vitrail in Paris)and provides an immersive experience that cannot be described in words. The Palais de la Porte Dorée has served as one of the earliest influences on Louboutin’s designs and is therefore ideally suited to be ‘the space’ for his mega event!
Christian Louboutin The Exhibition(ist) is open until July 26, 2020, at Palais de la Porte Dorée. Visit it for an immersive art experience of a lifetime!