Christian Louboutin Invites You To The Loubi Show II

Christian Louboutin Invites You To The Loubi Show II

Christian Louboutin Invites You To The Loubi Show II

The iconic footwear designer presents a new style of stiletto with dancers in tow.

The iconic footwear designer presents a new style of stiletto with dancers in tow.

Text: Henry Chandonnet

If there’s one thing Christian Louboutin loves, it’s a spectacle. For Paris Fashion Week, the fabled heel designer put together The Loubi Show II, taking place in (you guessed it) the Eiffel Tower. More specifically, the presentation and cocktail party was set in the Gustave Eiffel Room, overlooking the Parisian skyline. Inspired by his love of dance, Louboutin put together a party teeming with intricate dancers and French celebrities. And, of course, a line of opulent new shoes. 

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Image courtesy of Christian Louboutin

The presentation of the heels was itself a great show, with thirteen dancers on the focal bridge bringing the collection to life. French pop singer Vendredi Sur Mer underscored the event, making it more of a party and less of a fashion show. This is Louboutin’s grand idea – show the shoes in their element, and create an unforgettable evening. Everything down to the party favor was opulent, sending guests home with a custom NFT designed by the House. 

If anything can prove the power of The Loubi Show II, it’s surely the attendance list. Among the guests were of course Christian Louboutin himself, but also Cindy Bruna, Ashley Graham, and Charli XCX. Almost every young artist you can think of was at The Loubi Show II, from Ivy Getty to CT Hedden. 

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Image courtesy of Getty Images

Among the shoes presented in the collection, the clear standout was the Lipstrass Heel. Inspired by Christian Louboutin’s signature lipstick, the sleek black heel has a thoroughly jeweled base. Those jewels count out to nearly 700 strass per pair. Fit with the classic Louboutin red soles, the Lipstrass is a highly luxurious but clean heel for the upper-crust woman. 

Other heels included the Starlight, a black pump adorned with intricate colored jewels to form sprawling patterns and designs. Shooting stars ricochet about the shoe, invoking a sense of motion. The collection also featured the Fluo, a series of floral sheer shoes in bright neon colors. Green open-toed heels combine the simplicity of design with the extravagance of the adorned flower. The pink closed-toe Fluo, on the other hand, imbues that maximalism on all levels. These are beautiful costume pieces, not the accessory but the center of an outfit. 

Image courtesy of Christian Louboutin
Image courtesy of Christian Louboutin

The Loubi Show II is incredibly well titled, for it is first and foremost a show. Opulence and maximalism are put first, reminding one of the bright lights of the Moulin Rouge. But, when you look closer, you can see how well the heels mesh into this aesthetic. That’s the power of a Louboutin event – it can not only shock the senses with spectacle, but demonstrate in live time just how a heel enmeshes itself within the social fabric of a party.

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