Christian Louboutin’s Fall 2011 lookbook merges high art and high fashion
Die-hard fashionistas would always argue that amazing clothes are works of art in their own right. After all, only these two can command such hefty price tags for no reason other than that they strike an emotional cord that compels patrons to buy, buy, buy.
And now master shoemaker Christian Louboutin is set on merging fashion and art into one inseparable category that would legitimize the style set’s excuse for buying AED 10,000 pairs of five-inch heels. Wearable art? That won’t sound so contrived to an outsider anymore.
For his Fall/Winter 2011 look book, Mr. Loubi has collaborated with photographer Peter Lippman to integrate the brand’s heels and clutches into existing works of art, resulting in a fashion-inspired showcase of paintings that portray iconic subjects longing for Louboutin’s red-soled creations.
Photos courtesy of Peter Lippman