October 22, 2011
20 years after Christian Louboutin took the fashion world by storm with his red-soled shoes, the French designer is releasing a book that documents his most striking designs to date.
The book offers a comprehensive guide to the Louboutin label, which is a favourite amongst celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham and the Kardashian sisters. Various celebrities are snapped wearing the shoes everywhere, from running errands at the shops, to prestigious red carpet events.
The pink faux leather exterior and the gold gilded pages make the book as much of a masterpiece as the shoes themselves. It also features a 5 piece fold out cover.
Shoe enthusiasts can expect to admire the beautiful craftsmanship of Louboutin’s one-of-a-kind creations, including the “Dita Cabaret” crystal-studded shoes that were designed especially for burlesque star, Dita Von Teese.
The book is also divided into 6 chapters. The first is a biography of Christian Louboutin, the second shows various interior shots of the brand’s international stores, the third charts 20 years of Louboutin design, number 4 takes an intimate look at the designer’s homes in Paris and Egypt, whist 5 and 6 explore his collaboration with director, David Lynch.
American actor, John Malkovich is a close friend of the designer, and provides the book’s foreword. Some of the photography featured in the book is also by David Lynch, the director of Mulholland Drive.
The book is due to be released by Rizzoli at the end of October, and will retail at £85. This means that it is a tenth of the cost of Louboutin’s winter boots and will probably satisfy those who long to own a piece of the Louboutin collection but are unable to afford the shoes.
Louboutin is also due to open the Christian Louboutin Homme boutique in Paris. It will be the first flagship store that focuses solely on his men’s range of footwear.