Christian Louboutin

I’ve just returned from indulging myself completely in a fabulous showcase of Mr Christian Louboutin’s craftsmanship at the Design Museum.

Happily, I easily sold my product based on the lure of ‘partial nudity’ (though it wasn’t really) to snare a willing companion (read husband). So both of us headed off this morning and spent approximately one hour marvelling at the inspiration and design of these globally identifiable and cherished pieces of pleasure, art and wearable fashion.

The brief introduction recommends to the delighted viewer that he designs for every woman’s ‘inner showgirl’ and from the selection on display you can see that this observation is pretty spot on.  For instance, if you are a furry goat boot girl – it’s covered. Or maybe you’re more the 5 inch stiletto heel kind of a lady – you’re so catered for. Or alternatively, why not experiment in a thigh high snake skin beauty (or the equally beautiful Metropolis in red leather with metal spikes)…. Your pleasure appears simply to be his pleasure and he wants to make you really happy.

I found myself mentally preparing a list of my personal favourites (just in case), with these tending towards the sparkly side of showgirl. Most edging towards a 1940s appearance and so aptly identified as Batgirl, Cotton Club, Galaxy Pass though two more beauties really require mention and though they weren’t sparkly, they so qualify for special mention, Carnaval (2009)  – a soft pink with petals of loveliness ensemble and the Salopina Strasse (2008) – a spectacular red satin and peacock feather pair of happiness.

It was lavish, it was indulgent, it was a perfect daydream. Hurry though, as it finishes 9 July 2012.

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