Christian Louboutin reveals top celebrity shoe moments

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…

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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Christian Louboutin discusses experiences with racism in emotional post

Christian Louboutin has candidly discussed his own experiences with racism in an emotional social media post.The French luxury footwear designer, who discovered in 2014 that he was the result of an affair his mother had with an Egyptian man, has often …

Christian Louboutin has candidly discussed his own experiences with racism in an emotional social media post.

The French luxury footwear designer, who discovered in 2014 that he was the result of an affair his mother had with an Egyptian man, has often spoken about how he felt different from the rest of his siblings growing up.

But in new Instagram post responding to the protests taking place across the U.S. following the shocking death of unarmed African-American man George Floyd on 25 May, Louboutin revealed he was also the target of racist comments as a youngster.

“From an early age, I discovered the differences of skin colour… As a kid, I could see and feel that I was darker than most of my school mates but it didn’t matter to me at the time,” he wrote alongside a black-and-white photo of himself as a schoolboy. “Much later I discovered this sadly powerful hate which is called Racism. I was now an adolescent and it blew my head and froze my blood when I was shouted at and called, ‘You little black f**got.’ I could only shout back, ‘So what, f**k you,’ before I was forced to run, fast, if I didn’t want to be caught and probably assaulted. This was the first time I had to feel a portion of what so many people are living through in their lives and so many have died from.”

Louboutin went on to explain that he would be supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and other anti-racist organisations, and noted that he has strived to deliver inclusive lines, such as his expansive The Nudes Collection, for many years.

“I chose with my work to express that skin and their various tones should not create differences, we all have a unique skin tone and this is what makes life beautiful but as long as skin colour remains an issue, we shall have to fight the lowest form of misery which should no longer exist, under any form or excuse: Racism,” the 57-year-old added.

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Priyanka Chopra wearing stilettos with loungewear during lockdown

Priyanka Chopra has been wearing Christian Louboutin heels with her loungewear to help her feel glamorous during the coronavirus lockdown.In a new interview with InStyle magazine, the Quantico actress discussed her relationship with the iconic footwear…

Priyanka Chopra has been wearing Christian Louboutin heels with her loungewear to help her feel glamorous during the coronavirus lockdown.

In a new interview with InStyle magazine, the Quantico actress discussed her relationship with the iconic footwear designer and revealed that she’s taken to slipping on a red-soled pump to try and jazz up her usual daytime look.

“They look good with sweatpants!” she laughed. “If you want to feel a little bit more normal right now, you wear an amazing pair of Louboutins with your sweatshirt, put your hair down, add some red lipstick – and you’re dressed up for dinner.”

Chopra has been self-isolating at home with her husband Nick Jonas since March, as the Jonas Brother musician suffers from diabetes – one of the underlying health conditions that could increase his chances of contracting Covid-19.

Elsewhere in the chat, Chopra also recalled the first time she wore a pair of the Frenchman’s designs, and said she was inspired to buy a pair after watching an episode of Sex and the City, in which Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw showcased her extensive collection of the expensive shoes.

“I was like, ‘These are SJP’s!” the 37-year-old joked. “I was really excited about it.”

The former Bollywood star struck up a friendship with Louboutin, and the designer even created several custom pairs of shoes for her when she tied the knot with Jonas in late 2018.

“I did some things that held the ankle with a mid-heel,” the fashion star explained. “And then for emergencies I added some sets of sandals the colour of her skin with gold inside.”

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Christian Louboutin loved working with ‘very specific’ Blake Lively for 2018 Met Gala

Christian Louboutin loved working with Blake Lively in the lead-up to the 2018 Met Gala despite her “very specific” requests.In a new interview with Footwear News, the Frenchman opened up about his favourite moments from the prestigious annual fashion …

Christian Louboutin loved working with Blake Lively in the lead-up to the 2018 Met Gala despite her “very specific” requests.

In a new interview with Footwear News, the Frenchman opened up about his favourite moments from the prestigious annual fashion event, and said that the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination-themed bash was at the top of his list.

Louboutin worked with the Gossip Girl star, and his longtime friend, as he created footwear to tie in with her show-stopping ornate gold and burgundy Atelier Versace gown.

He even accompanied Blake on the red carpet as her date for the evening, and told the publication that he thoroughly enjoyed preparing for the big night.

“It was a very fun preparation. Blake was really into it,” he recalled. “The dress was really big, so the whole preparation was a lot of fun.”

Louboutin designed two pairs of heeled pumps, with one decorated with passementerie, an intricate style of elaborate trim work, which he created to the actress’s exact requirements.

“(It was) a peep-toe sandal with three layers of different, successive layers of small platforms, which I adorned in a different way every time,” the 57-year-old explained. “(They were) exactly she wanted. She’s very specific. At the end, she was really incredible.”

He also designed Rihanna’s glittering pumps for that year’s Met Gala, which the Umbrella hitmaker teamed with her infamous papal-inspired outfit by Maison Margiela.

“There was so much effort, especially that year, and it was linked to something that I like,” he added. “It was a vision of a very baroque idea of religion… really extravagant in a religious way, which you barely see in reality. It was something out of an incredible movie.”

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Diane von Furstenberg bestowed with Legion d’Honneur

Diane von Furstenberg has been bestowed with France’s prestigious Legion d’Honneur prize.The Belgium-born designer was presented with the order of merit by the President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, at an official ceremony held at t…

Diane von Furstenberg has been bestowed with France’s prestigious Legion d’Honneur prize.

The Belgium-born designer was presented with the order of merit by the President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, at an official ceremony held at the offices of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs in Paris last week.

Von Furstenberg was selected for the honour in recognition of her work in supporting women’s organisations around the world, such as Vital Voices, and for raising funds for the new Statue of Liberty Museum in New York City.

In her acceptance speech, the 73-year-old noted that she was thrilled to be receiving the medal.

“I am accepting this Legion D’Honneur with pride and humility, knowing that recognition and honour give us a voice,” she smiled. “And when we have a voice, it is our duty and privilege to use that voice for those who have no voice. My heart is filled with gratitude.”

Von Furstenberg then went on to praise Lagarde.

“To receive this honour from you, is as much an honour as the honour itself,” the fashion icon insisted.

Elsewhere, Lagarde made a point of commenting on the continuing power of Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress, which was first unveiled in 1974.

“Your wrap dress beautifies women’s bodies without either restricting them or burdening them with too much sophistication,” she added.

Guests in attendance at the ceremony included Von Furstenberg’s children, grandchildren, and famous friends, such as Christian Louboutin, Jeff Bezos, Natalia Vodianova, and U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Previous Legion d’Honneur recipients from the fashion community include Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri and American designer Vera Wang.

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Sarah Jessica Parker selling version of Carrie Bradshaw’s mismatched heels

Sarah Jessica Parker is selling a new version of her Sex and the City character’s iconic pair of mismatched heels.In episode 13 of season three of the HBO show, which originally aired in September 2000, Carrie Bradshaw heads to Los Angeles with Miranda…

Sarah Jessica Parker is selling a new version of her Sex and the City character’s iconic pair of mismatched heels.

In episode 13 of season three of the HBO show, which originally aired in September 2000, Carrie Bradshaw heads to Los Angeles with Miranda Hobbes, played by Cynthia Nixon, and Samantha Jones, portrayed by Kim Cattrall.

At one point, the fashionista steps out in a floral dress and a pair of pink and blue mismatched strappy Christian Louboutin sandals, with the eclectic look turning out to be a longstanding favourite among fans.

Now, Parker has partnered with the team who run popular Instagram account Every Outfit on Sex & the City on a mismatched shoe, called Rogue, for her SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear brand.

“Going Rogue over at @SJPCollection. In collaboration with our friends at @everyoutfitonSATC, we’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our highly anticipated mis-matched sandal. A not-so-subtle nod to a certain very special lady’s well documented footwear moment from many years ago,” the actress wrote alongside a photo of the brand-new design.

In addition, bosses at SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker will donate 20 per cent of the proceeds of the limited-edition pink and yellow satin designs to The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based organisation that provides employment and training to low-income individuals who manufacture sleeping bag coats for those in need.

The project soon caught the attention of Parker’s celebrity friends, with Kerry Washington commenting, “LOOOOOOOOOOVE,” and Michelle Pfeiffer adding: “So beautiful.”

The Rogue designs are priced at $385 (£296) and are now available to purchase from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker website.

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Jean Paul Gaultier takes final bow at star-studded couture show

Jean Paul Gaultier has concluded his 50-year fashion career with a star-studded runway spectacle.The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final c…

Jean Paul Gaultier has concluded his 50-year fashion career with a star-studded runway spectacle.

The legendary French designer announced his retirement plans in a statement posted to social media last weekend, and on Wednesday night, staged his final catwalk show at the Theatre du Chatelet as part of Paris Couture Week.

The extravaganza drew in a number of celebrities, including Nicolas Ghesquiere, Christian Lacroix, Carla Bruni, and Christian Louboutin, but at the opening, Gaultier called for fans to embrace sustainability and recycle their clothes.

“In my first show and this, my last, there are creations made with the jeans I’ve worn,” he told the crowd. “It’s the most beautiful of materials. Like a lot of humans, it becomes even more beautiful as it gets older.”

As promised, Gaultier offered guests a party, with the presentation opening with Karlie Kloss standing in the centre of the stage and opening a black coffin, to reveal model Issa Lish standing in a frilled white minidress inside.

Lish then took to the catwalk and was followed by a parade of models in quirky ensembles, such as a white dress covered in gloves, a top made from a tuxedo jacket, and a black tulle dress with images of Japanese art attached to the front.

Many of the 67-year-old’s key motifs were also included, with one model sporting a jumpsuit that resembled the conical bra he created for Madonna in the 1990s, burlesque star Dita Von Teese posing in an outfit made from a satin corset and belts, Gigi Hadid in a sailor uniform-inspired look, Karen Elson in a corseted number, and Irina Shayk in a Goth-inspired black tulle ballgown.

The event also featured special appearances from Joan Smalls, Paris Jackson, who made her runway debut, Erin O’Connor, as well as Coco Rocha, who did an Irish dance on the catwalk, as she also did back in 2007.

To conclude, Boy George performed a song during the finale, with the models applauding Gaultier as he proceeded to take his bow.

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Jennifer Lopez dazzles in custom ballgown at 2020 Golden Globes

Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.The superstar, who was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category for her role in Hustlers, turned up to The…

Jennifer Lopez pulled out all of the stops for the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The superstar, who was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category for her role in Hustlers, turned up to The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California rocking a custom-made white silk Valentino gown with dramatic gold and green bow detailing on the bodice.

Jennifer topped off her look with Harry Winston jewellery, a Judith Leiber bag, and had her brunette locks swept back into a plaited bun – with the hairstyle reminiscent of the look she wore in a key scene in her 2002 film Maid in Manhattan.

The actress, who lost out to Laura Dern for her performance in Marriage Story, was styled by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, and accompanied by her sportsman fiance Alex Rodriguez on the red carpet. Alex sported a tuxedo for the night, and in a post on Instagram, joked that he looked like the 50-year-old entertainer’s security guard.

“Head of @jlo security, reporting for red carpet duty! @goldenglobes,” he wrote.

Apart from Jennifer’s eye-catching ballgown, a major trend for the night was the colour pink.

Priyanka Chopra, who served as a presenter, opted for a stunning pastel pink off-the-shoulder Cristina Ottaviano dress with delicate drapery. She completed the ensemble with Christian Louboutin shoes and Bulgari bling.

Meanwhile, Tiffany Haddish stood out in a pink Galia Lahav dress, Isla Fisher made a statement in a fuchsia Monique Lhuillier gown, and Adam Driver’s wife Joanne Tucker sported a hot pink silk outfit with high neck and oversized sleeves.

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Christian Louboutin to design Claridge’s 2019 Christmas tree

Christian Louboutin will design Claridge’s Christmas tree this year.The French designer is known for his signature shiny, red-soled stilettos, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, including celebrities such as Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, an…

Christian Louboutin will design Claridge’s Christmas tree this year.

The French designer is known for his signature shiny, red-soled stilettos, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, including celebrities such as Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, and Blake Lively.

However, Louboutin is now turning his attention to festive decorations, as he has been tapped to design the Christmas tree that will stand in the lobby of the luxury London hotel.

“I have been a long-time guest of Claridge’s and consider it my second home when in London,” said Louboutin. “It is an honour to be invited to design the Claridge’s Christmas Tree which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Claridge’s is one of the most magical destinations with the tree being one of the city’s highlights at Christmas. I am glad to bring a little piece of Paris to such an iconic London landmark.”

Louboutin will unveil his creation on 21 November. And Claridge’s co-owner Paddy McKillen can’t wait to see what the fashion icon has come up with.

“Christmas has always been a truly special time of year for us here at Claridge’s and we are delighted to have Christian bring his festive magic to the hotel. We promise some extra special touches and of course a few surprises,” he shared.

This year marks the tenth time executives at Claridge’s have asked a guest to design a tree in their own distinctive style. Previous tree designers include Diane von Furstenberg, Karl Lagerfeld, Christopher Bailey, Dolce & Gabbana’s Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Alber Elbaz, and John Galliano.

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Jason Momoa rocks blush pink satin suit at TV show premiere

Jason Momoa has cemented his status as a style star by rocking a blush pink satin suit to the premiere of his new TV show.The 40-year-old walked the red carpet alongside his wife Lisa Bonet for the debut of his Apple TV series See on Monday night, wear…

Jason Momoa has cemented his status as a style star by rocking a blush pink satin suit to the premiere of his new TV show.

The 40-year-old walked the red carpet alongside his wife Lisa Bonet for the debut of his Apple TV series See on Monday night, wearing the show-stopping Tom Ford suit, a grey cashmere sweater, an opal and turquoise statement necklace, as well as a pair of light grey suede Christian Louboutin boots with a stacked heel.

In a series of posts on his Instagram Stories, Momoa revealed that the necklace was made by Amie Hertzig and was “a very special gift from my wife”.

The former Game of Thrones star accessorised the look with numerous rings from Leroys Wooden Tattoos, Into the Fire Jewelry, Richard Baggett Studios, and Ossua Et Acroamata.

Meanwhile, Bonet stunned in a chic wide-legged black trouser suit and matching heels. She accessorised with several rope necklaces.

Momoa plays leading man Baba Voss in his new series, which is set in a dystopian future where all of humanity has lost the sense of sight. The show, created by Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight, follows Voss as his wife gives birth to a set of twins who can see.

It isn’t the first time that Momoa has rocked a pink look on the red carpet.

Earlier this year, he sent social media into meltdown when he arrived for the Oscars wearing a custom-designed Karl Lagerfeld pink velvet dinner jacket with matching trousers, along with a pink scrunchie on his wrist in case he needed to pin his long wavy locks up during the event.

And the actor has even created his very own pink sneaker with outdoor brand So iLL. Momoa designed the capsule collection, which includes a series of bags and shoes in a colour he has named Dirty Pink.

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