In February of next year, a landmark exhibition on Christian Louboutin's projects will open at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris - and for fashion historians and exclusive devotees, the retrospective should be a must-visit.
The show will feature a selection of drawings from Louboutin's work, which by its own estimate comprises more than 15,000 shoes and boots. Among them, there will be pieces from your personal collection, some of which have never been seen before.
Another set footwear to make your public debut? The results of the clothing of many Louboutin collaborations. Expect stained glass made with Maison du Vitrail, a silvery Sevillan palanquin and many other improvised creations.
The show will also include references that inspired Louboutin's collections. Many of the designer's favorites - such as director David Lynch, designer Whitaker Malem, choreographer Blanca Li and artists Lisa Reihana and Imran Qureshi - have developed relationships with Louboutin and collaborated with him in turn.
This exchange is his key to Louboutin's success as he continues to produce hundreds of shoe designs year after year. The exhibition, still untitled, will be on display from February 25 to July 28, 2020, at the Palais de la Porte Dorée. Olivier Gabet, director of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, is organizing the exhibition.