Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Art of Louboutin

I am looooving this new Fall/Winter 2011 look book for Christian Louboutin. The famous shoe designer partnered up, once again, with iconic photographer Peter Lippmann to re-create classic 15th century Renaissance portraits, with an added Louboutin touch. Amazing!

The theme for the shoot is ‘the power of femininity’. The painting’s timeless women are meant to “embody the spirit of the Christian Louboutin woman” and “each portrait acts as a setting for key creations from the upcoming collection twinned with the artist whose individual technique and subject defines their distinct character.”

Some of the historic and powerful figures and images in art, transformed by Louboutin and Lippmann include, 'Whistler’s Mother' by James McNeill Whistler. In this photo, the model is holding a 'Tootsie' ankle boot.

Another photo inspired by Francisco de Zurburan’s ‘Saint Dorothy of Caesarea’, shows a model displaying an ‘8 Mignon’ strappy sandals on a fruit platter.

The 'Artemis' shoulder bag is featured in other image inspired by Jean-Marc Nattiers' ‘The Portrait of Marquise D’Antin’.

And the 'Balda' Booty is not the only thing on full display in this re-interpretation of Marie-Guillemine Benoist’s 'Portrait d’une Negresse'.

The blend of powerful women, femininity, art and fashion is simply genius in this campaign by Louboutin. As if the red-soled stunners weren’t fabulous enough, they provide great eye candy for our Montreal Fashion Moms. Love it!