A monumental Louboutin retrospective exhibit will be taking place in February 2020 at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris. A must-see for fashion historians and red bottom enthusiasts alike honouring the accomplished designer’s imagination and career. The display will feature never-before-seen shoes from Louboutin’s most prized personal collection alongside exclusive collaborations and pioneering designs.
The full range is estimated to comprise over 15,000 shoes and boots according to Louboutin’s own estimate. Expect to see exclusive stained glass creations by Maison du Vitrail, silver Sevillian palanquin and a cabaret carved in Bhutan. The collaborative projects will include some of the designers favourite artists such as director and photographer David Lynch, New Zealand multimedia artist Lisa Reihana, Spanish choreographer Blanca Li, Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi and English designer duo Whitaker Malem.
The legend’s inspirations and creative process are key themes of the exhibition, due to open on the 25th of February, 2020. The chosen location being the heart of the Palais de la Porte Dorée is quite fitting seeing as one of the Parisian shoe designer’s first ever sketches was inspired by the architectural marvel, at just 12 years old.
Speaking on his success and inspirations, Louboutin told Vogue Paris “Where ever I go, there is always a garden to see, or a museum, a church, a concert, some element of architectural design. The main tool I use to stay inspired is open-mindedness, I try to go where others won’t.”