Christian Louboutin has revealed his favourite ever celebrity shoe moments, with actresses Blake Lively and Angelina Jolie claiming a spot.
The footwear designer, renowned for his decadent designs and red soles, has had multiple muses during his time in the industry.
While many Hollywood stars are desperate to wear his creations, Louboutin has now recalled his most unforgettable designs – hailing Blake’s 2018 Met Gala opulent gold and burgundy heels among his favourite.
“There was so much effort, especially that year, and it was linked to something that I like,”
Louboutin told Footwear News.
The Met Gala theme that year was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, and Louboutin created two bespoke pairs of highly ornate heels for Lively to wear – one for on the red carpet at the museum and one for before. The actress, who worked closely on the footwear design with Louboutin, wore a show stopping floorlength gold and burgundy Atelier Versace gown to match the shoes.
“It was a vision of a very baroque idea of religion…,” he recalled. “Really extravagant in a religious way, which you barely see in reality. It was something out of an incredible movie.”
Also making Louboutin’s list is the heels worn by Angelina to celebrate her role in Disney movie Maleficent. The customised white shoes paid tribute to the impressive horns worn by Jolie’s misunderstood fairy character in the 2014 film.
“When she looked at it, she said, ‘It’s perfect, I will wear that for everything for the movie,’” Louboutin said. “And she just added a little piece of red blood on the tip of the heel, which was her final touch.”
Shoes inspired by these heels were later added to Louboutin’s commercial collection.
Elizabeth Taylor also features in Louboutin’s memorable moments, for the green pumps she wore when he accompanied her to the amfAR Gala in Cannes in 2003.
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