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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