Thursday, September 12, 2013

Red Lacquer Soles

My Daughter treated me to a high-heeled trip downtown to the Christian Louboutin exhibit which is in Toronto until September 15th. The show-stopping creations of iconic French designer of footwear were highlighted to display the theatrical spirit of Louboutin.

The sky-high heels are displayed on a playful carousel that twirls around tempting you to touch {but you dare not}. A room size red lacquer run-way mimics the sole of a shoe providing the perfect stage for the famous creations. A hologram featuring Dita von Tesse brings the allure of wearing sexy heels to the top of the stage at the heel, while a red tufted seating area is snuggled in the toe.
This is just a portion of the enormously creative exhibit that kept us captivated and drooling. Here are some of my favourites from the event..........

Louboutin exhibit entrance - The Carousel inside twirls creations temptingly.

Sexy showgirl shoes line the sole stage

My Daughter's favourite.

Lace Louboutin - one of my favourites

Hologram of Dita von Teese plays at the top of the sole stage.

Artistic display of wood shoe forms in every size.

Cinderella Design : 'One shoe can change your life.'
The Pensee {Pansie} Series is what started the red sole revolution.

My Daughter recently gifted me with the Christian Louboutin book that outlines his 'twenty year's of design'.  The book itself is a work of art that features a pop-up and five-piece fold out in addition to the story of Louboutin's career. I already have a spot for it on the new coffee table in the living room when Cardinal House is complete.

Kicking up her heels - The inside front jacket of the Christian Louboutin book.

I'm not sure if the exhibit is heading to another city, details of further tour dates was non-existent. If it does point a well heeled toe near you, be sure to visit.


  1. What could be lovelier than a pair of red lacquer soles :)
    Happy Weekend.

  2. I went to the opening night Gala, it was a evening I'll never forget
    Monsieur Christian Louboutin himself was there, the shoes, the beauty was stunning.