The extravagant volume that is just as heavenly as one of Louboutin’s creations, features a five piece fold-out cover, binding made out of faux pink leather, a magical interior pop-up and gilded pages. Five chapters —A Life; The Shoes; Fetish; The Places; and Twenty Years—chronicle the designer’s background, inspirations and fantasies through direct narrative from the designer, candid images as well as vivid still life photos of Louboutin’s most iconic heels by famed photographers David Lynch and Philippe Garcia.
The reader gets a chance to learn the history and manifestation through anecdotes
on selected styles. From the classic Pigalle shoe from the Fall/Winter 2004
collection which was inspired by the arch of a dancers foot to the Maralena shoes
via the Fall/Winter 2010 collection, a transparent peep toe pump encrusted with
blue glitter and Swarovski crystals which was inspired by the transparent showgirl
costumes of Marlene Dietrich there is a story behind each coveted red lacquered
heel and it is a delight to uncover each tale.
The pages are filled with candid photos of the designer, his shoes, the factory just
outside of Milan and photos of iconic women including Dita Von Teese and Diane
Von Furstenberg, posing next to the shoes that were created in their honor and
The last chapter concludes the volume with a catalogue of 20 years of Christian
Louboutin's collections. This book is a must have in your fashion library, a great gift
for a shoe lover and a great way to indulge in your in your shoe fetish.