Each fashion season Christian Louboutin puts out a fantastically imaginative lookbook. A personal favorite is Fall 2011, which was inspired by art masterpieces! Peter Lippman creates a modern version out of each painting, and adds a Louboutin into the mix. The result is breathtaking! There seems to be a magical story behind each image!
Inspired by “Portrait of a Girl” Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot
Inspired by “Magdalene and the Flame” Georges de la Tour
Inspired by “Saint Dorothy” Francisco de Zurbaran
Inspired by “Marquis D’Antin” Jean-Marc Nattier
Inspired by “Elizabeth of Austria” Francois Clouet
Inspired by “Portrait d’une Negresse” Marie-Guilleme Benoit
There’s a lot of controversy with this piece of artwork. The original artwork was intended as a celebration of the end of slavery in France. However, this piece of artwork has been upsetting to many due to how the woman is portrayed. To make matters worse, they took this very controversial painting and used it to advertise shoes…. hmmm… While beautiful, this one is a bit strange to me as it’s the only one of a minority, and the clothing is a stark difference of all the other pieces.
Inspired by “Whistler’s Mother” James McNeil Whistler
It’s interesting to see how the interpretation of beauty has changed over time. Tastes in physical beauty, and clothes are constantly changing!
I wonder what people back then would have thought about a beautiful Christian Louboutin heel!
To give reference, here are some examples of shoes from long time ago…