Paging Cinderella, Your Louboutins are Ready
Christian Louboutin took on the dual role of Prince Charming and Fairy Godmother when he agreed to create a special limited edition pair of heels fit for a fairy tale in celebration of Disney‘s Cinderella Diamond Edition, coming to Blu-ray this fall.
“Cinderella is not only an iconic character when it comes to beauty, grace and fairytale love, but also shoes,” said the designer. “Her character and her story dictated the design to me, it was all there in the pages and the words of this tale.”
Bearing the designer’s iconic red sole, Louboutin eschewed creating a pair of actual glass slippers and instead crafted his princess pumps out of white lace and Swarovski crystals. The shoes went on display for the first time yesterday, July 4, in Paris.
“The slipper is the magic wand of transformation, which conjures confidence, beauty and love,” Louboutin mused. “The dream is a major factor in my language of design. There are no limits in the world of fantasy and there is always a happily ever after.” [WWD, Vogue UK]