Since opening to the shoe-loving masses on 1 May, the exhibition has drawn 38,000 attendees.
It’s a diverse crowd of shoe fans, too. Visitors have included fashion students who arrive with sketchbooks in tow and groups of women who rise to the occasion by slipping into their own sky-high Louboutins, Design Museum Senior Press Manager Ashley Woodfield told us. And: ‘The element of the hologram and Dita Von Teese has perhaps created more of an appetite among men,’ Woodfield added. ‘We’ve worked hard to ensure as wide an audience as possible.’
The response has been so overwhelming that museum bosses have decided to extend opening hours to accommodate the crowds. The exhibition will remain open until 9:45pm on 27, 29 and 30 June and 1 July.
Curator Donna Loveday said she has been ‘thrilled’ by the public’s response to the exhibition. ‘Louboutin has built one of the most successful shoe brands in the world and this exhibition aims to give a deeper insight into the designer behind the famous shoes,’ she said in a statement.