Christian Louboutin has attributed his love of stilettos to the sense of transgression they carry on their ultra-thin heels. As a schoolboy visiting the Museum of African and Oceanic Art, the future shoe designer noticed a sign prohibiting women from wearing high heels that risked damaging the mosaic floorsand set out to spend a career defying such restrictions.
The former rebellious schoolboy has found at least one museum thats more than happy to welcome his razor-sharp heels into its halls. Londons Design Museum will host an exhibition of Louboutins work next March as part of the shoe designers 20th anniversary celebrations, the museum said in a release about its 2012 exhibitions.
The shoe-centric exhibition will trace Louboutins creative approach and influences, which range from the Folies Bergère to landscape design, trapeze artists to classic film.
The exhibition coincides with the publication of a coffee table book documenting Lobuoutins work. Mulholland Drive director David Lynch photographed some of the designers most fantastical creations and John Malkovich wrote the foreword.
Dress code for the opening? Wear heelsand dont mind the floors.
Christian Louboutin will be on show at the Design Museum from 28 March-1 July 2012.