A wonderful exhibition celebrating the red soles and design expertise of Christian Louboutin at the Design Museum in London for just two months, 1st May - 9th July 2012.
Christian Louboutin launched his career aged 12 by hanging around stage doors in Paris and taking an internship at the Folies Bergère aged 16. The exhibition, marks the 20th anniversary of his first small store in Paris which opened in 1992. He now has over 40 individual boutiques all over the world but the shoes are also sold in many other department stores.
Louboutin has 3,000 women who each own 500 pairs on his customer books, and one who owns more than 6,000 pairs. This fabulous exhibition will showcase the evolution of the French designer's famous red-soled shoes from the launch of his label in 1991.
The exhibition takes visitors through every stage of the design process, from initial drawing to production. On show alongside Louboutin stilettos, boots and sneakers are objects and images reflecting the designer's inspiration, including art, architecture, cabaret, fairytale and film. Celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria are famously huge fans of these shoes.
Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased in advance from Ticketweb within timed sessions each day. Tickets are just £10 but jump up to £104 if you also buy the book. I think I will just go with the £10 ticket for now though and go gawp at these beautiful shoes.