I am a lucky owner of Louboutin's work. I originally purchased them because of the flair they give my small feet and ankles. But, if you look at Louboutin for his passion in his work, you will see that he is indeed creating art for us to wear. But art is beyond just looking at it, art can be a functional yet beautiful part of our lives. It is art, the creative part of function, that adds to our life that function cannot do. :) Here's a quick article about Louboutin for those who are not familiar with this shoe designer:
To the fans of his red-soled, leg-lengthening and tiptoe inducing footwear, Christian Louboutin's shoes symbolise much more than just something pretty to adorn a pair of feet. His creations - which can cost upwards of £2,000 per pair - are considered by some to be works of art, and in recognition of the craftsmanship that goes into producing each shoe, the Parisian designer had chosen to photograph a selection of his autumn/winter 2011 collection in the style of world-famous historical paintings.
Having collaborated with photographer Peter Lipmann, well-known portraits such as Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother, by James McNeill Whistler, have been given a Louboutin makeover. Under Lipmann's eye, instead of clutching a handkerchief, Whistler's Mother can be seen holding the fashion-forward 'Tootsie' ankle boot (£1,895), adorned with roccia leathers and studded piping.
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In another image, Marie-Guillemine Benoist's Portrait d'une Negresse totes a 'Balda Booty' (£695), meanwhile upon the lap Renaissance artist Francois Clouet's Elizabeth of Austria rests a 'Catalina' sequinned clutch bag (£795) and a golden spiked 'Pigalilli' platform (£2,295) - a style popular with the likes of celebrities Rihanna and Victoria Beckham.
Even a leopard-print shoulder bag has managed to find a home nestled under the arm of Jean-Marc Nattier's Marquise de Pompadour, while Francisco de Zurbaran's Santa Dorotea carefully holds a fruit platter bearing the new '8 Mignon' strappy sandals (£765).
High heels at dawn for Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent
With such precious detail and eye-watering price tags to boot, we think Louboutin's new works might have to be stored in a museum of their own.