On this lazy Sunday afternoon I thought of concluding the first week of May with a fashion event that had London head over heels (literally speaking) on Monday evening at The Ivy Club. Christian Louboutin Exhibition at London Design Museum (1st May- 9th July 2012) – to celebrate 20 years of his work. The man himself showed up in silver toed brogues & gave the crowd an intimate party but not without the much expected celebrities and glamour that surrounded the evening and the exhibition itself. He did stir a bit of controversy when he called high heels ‘pleasure with pain‘, adding, ‘if you can’t walk in them, don’t wear them’, but then again he is a designer and comfort will be the last thing on his mind. And let’s face it ladies… we always seem to look best in the least comfortable pieces. That’s the irony and beauty of it.
There were hundreds of shoes (20 years is a long time isn’t it?) in exquisite designs and shapes spread around the room, hanging from the ceiling or placed on delicious and crazy looking carousels. Best bit of the night? Dita Von Teese hologram (she was quite impressed herself at the sight of it). Following Louboutin‘s inspiration with the showgirls she became one of his most faithful and famous clients, thus being a centerpiece in this exhibition. While she made quite a dramatic but oh so glamorous entrance to the party in her black Jean Paul Gaultier dress & Louboutin heels, her hologram had just the same theatrical & stylish ingredients as it turned from Louboutin heels into her own figure dancing and then back to heels.
Champagne, celebrities, world famous designer. And Shoes. What else can you hope for on a Monday evening?