For women who live for heels, myself included, Christian Louboutin is a sort of patron saint. We worship at the altar of those iconic red soles. The images Mr. Louboutin's shoes evoke are those of open sexuality and femininity - these shoes do not whisper, they roar. The Louboutin woman is not afraid of putting everything she has out there, and she does it with aplomb. And it is only fitting that the Christian Louboutin exhibit at the Toronto Design Exchange is as gaudy and exquisite as the shoes it is displaying.
This weekend I stopped by the DX to witness this shoe fanfare. To be honest, I find it difficult to put my feelings into words, I'm still speechless - I'll let the photos do the talking.
As you walk into the exhibit, you are immediately greeted by a carousel of shoes that slowly rotate. The style of the exhibit is a nod to Louboutin's past of assisting showgirls at the Folies Bergeres.
Sea, sex, sun. The necessities.
These boots were my second favourite of the exhibit. Look at the detailing.
And these beautiful marabou slippers were my favourite. Classic glamour.
I died over these fetish heels. A whole section is dedicated to Louboutin's work with fetish art.
And the end...I hope I didn't spoil too much - if you are in the Toronto area, this exhibit is an absolute must see for shoe lovers! The exhibit runs from June 21 to September 15.