Christian Louboutin creates Cinderella's glass slipper

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Saturday, July 07, 2012    

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The man behind the red soles, Christian Louboutin, has created a real-life version of Cinderella's famed glass slippers to celebrate the re-release of the classic Disney film.

There's nothing more magical than the idea of a fairytale coming to life, especially when Christian Louboutin is involved. The designer has finally unveiled his re-imagination of Cinderella's famous glass slippers to celebrate the re-release of Disney's most-loved animated picture.

"Her character and her story dictated the design to me, it was all there in the pages and the words of this tale," explained the designer. "Cinderella is not only an iconic character when it comes to grace and fairytale love, but also shoes. 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."

The shoes -- which of course include Louboutin's trademark red soles -- are constructed of delicate crystal-adorned lace with two sparkling butterflies resting on the shoes, one landing on the vamp while the other sits closely behind atop of the crystal covered heel, gently brushing the ankle.

Jean Paul Gaultier stuns Paris Couture Week

Jean Paul Gaultier is no stranger to pushing the boundaries. He sparked controversy with his previous couture show after he sent out Amy Winehouse lookalikes in clothing similar to those the late singer used to wear, just months after her death. And with this show, the French couturier proved that at age 60, he still knows how to push buttons. Gaultier chose as his muse the former drug-addicted musician, Pete Doherty. The fashion designer encountered Doherty during his stint as a Cannes Film Festival jury member this year. Doherty made his acting debut as a 19th-century figure in a film that was screened at the Riviera event. The movie, Confession of a Child of the Century, bowled Gaultier over. "I said 'my God, he is so seductive, a decadent dandy,'" said the designer backstage. "And that's my collection." So it was that this show, with its unlikely matinee idol as a muse, became a 'dandyesque' tribute to the silver screen. The result was a theatrical delight.

— Daily Mail



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