Master of footwear, Christian Louboutin, is gearing up to collaborate with famed Parisian cabaret Le Crazy Horse, to not only outfit the dancers in his signature red-soled shoes to mark the line’s 20th anniversary, but also serve as “Guest Creator”’ for a brand new show for the review!
And this seemingly unlikely duo actually makes quite a bit of sense.
Louboutin's creations have reached cult status in the 20 years of their existence, and are arguably one of the most recognized footwear brands to date. Further, he's mastered the art of the high heel's power of sexuality, in both the obvious and the subtle. One wears his shoes to seduce and be seduced. With some creations boasting 6+ inches in height, towering platforms, and a bevy of rather scandalous embellishments from spikes, to chains and straps, to fur, one could certainly consider Mr. Louboutin's designs fetish couture.
That being said, it's no wonder that Le Crazy Horse, an avant-garde boundary-pushing cabaret, enlisted the fellow Parisian to outfit the stars of the show...after all, both represent glamour, sexuality and celebration of the female form, sometimes over-the-top but always in demand.
Louboutin seems to be quite a fan of the institution as well, citing that “Crazy Horse is an iconic Paris monument, a monument to dance, a fantastic, modern idea of the celebration of women for women”, as told Vogue.co.uk.
Further regarding the show aptly titled Feu, the French word for fire, the designer states “...because of what I do, for these numbers I have focused on the lower half of the body, rather than the top. The language of legs can express any and every feeling, and without giving too much away, the body becomes the Flame.”.
The show is scheduled to debut March 5th and run through May 31st.
To celebrate this collaboration, we’ve put together a collection of some of Louboutin’s most notorious designs: