Christian Louboutin Launches Retrospective in London
By Barie-Claire Rogers, May 4th, 2012
The Design Museum in London, England is featuring the first retrospective of celebrated shoe designer Christian Louboutin. The exhibition, which opened on May 1st and will run until July 9th, highlights twenty years of the designer’s artistry as well as the inspiration behind those iconic, glossy red soles. The exhibition’s focus will be a step-by-step look at Louboutin’s design process- from the initial sketch to the final product. The retrospective draws from Louboutin’s personal archive, starting from the origins of his career and culminating in his latest collections. A special section of the exhibit is dedicated to the shoes designed for ‘Fetish’ an exhibition displaying a unique collaboration of photography between Louboutin and acclaimed artist David Lynch, which was featured at the La Gallerie Du Passage in Paris in 2007.
The Design Museum, Shad Thames, London Se1 2yd
Opening: 10.00 -17.45 daily. Last admission: 17.15
Admission: £10.00 Adults, £9.00 Concessions, £6.00 Students, Free for those under 12.
For more information call 020 7940 8790 or visit www.designmuseum.org
A few snapshots from the exhibit can be seen below:
The designer’s friends were invited to a private sneak peek of the show on April 30th and then headed to an after party held at The Club at The Ivy. DJ’s Henry Holland and The London Guns spun for the event whose special guests included: Anya Hindmarch, Bip Ling, Daphne Guinness, Dita Von Teese, Dom Howard, Evgeny Lebedev, Heather Kerzner, Henry Holland, Holliday Grainger, Holly Fulton, India Hicks, Jasmine Guinness, Jonathan Saunders, Mark Fast, Mary Charteris, Mika, Roland Mouret, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Sophie Dahl, Todd Lynn, and Theo Hutchcraft.