Is anyone even looking at the shoes Christian Louboutin directs Crazy Horse cabaret show to celebrate 20 years of red soles
His shoes have adorned the feet of millions of women including celebrities, royalty and the fashion elite.
But when it came to his directorial debut last night at the Crazy Horse, it's doubtful anyone was paying attention to Christian Louboutin's red soles.
The French cobbler was pictured surrounded by nude dancer at the Paris venue before they put on a cabaret show to remember.
Christian Louboutin, surrounded by dancers wearing his shoes, at the Crazy Horse in Paris
Wearing gold and red stiletto booties, dancers were choreographed by the 'guest creator' and his team for a press presentation last night ahead of a three-month run.
Louboutin directed four
unique tableaux for the Crazy Horse, finding inspiration from such diverse
places as hip hop music to art masterpieces – all of which constitute 'a
personal look at femininity in all its forms,' according to the man
Patricia Folly, choreographer and dancer at Le Crazy, Louboutin has
brought on board a medley of talented artists – including David Lynch and
Swizz Beatz to compose the original music, Gilles Papain for the video
design, and Youssef Nabil, who created the poster for the show.
Show to remember: Louboutin is 'guest creator' of the show, which will run from March 4th to May 31st
The cobbler revealed his first designs were inspired by showgirls and finds it fitting that he is now working with them for the show, called Feu
The show, called Feu – the French word for 'fire' – will preview on Sunday, March 4th and remain in the repertoire of the dancers until May 31.
'Crazy Horse is an iconic Paris monument,
a monument to dance, a fantastic, modern idea of the celebration of
women for women,' Louboutin told vogue.co.uk.
'I am interested in all things that celebrate and enhance the female form,' he added.
The dancers wore various pairs of Louboutins throughout the show but It's doubtful anyone paid attention to the red soles
of what I do, for these numbers I have focused on the lower half of the
body, rather than the top.
'The language of legs can express any and
every feeling, and without giving too much away, the body becomes the
Louboutin and Crazy Horse Paris are symbols of Parisian life whose
worlds know no borders; symbols of the world of creativity, wonder and
modernity,' Andre Deissenberg, managing director of Crazy Horse Paris
The show is part of Louboutin's anniversary celebrations, marking 20 years since he opened his first store
Crazy Horse is an iconic cabaret show that first started in 1951
The French cobbler makes a speech after the press presentation last night
share the same sources of inspiration – women, of course, but also the
world around them – and both are exceptionally skilled at producing
unique and surprising creations. This is why Christian Louboutin was the
natural choice as our first guest creator.'
He will however, not be starring in the show, preferring to remain on the sidelines.
Louboutin recently revealed how proud of he s of the collaboration.
He said in an interview: 'It’s a great thing.
'Showgirls were actually my first (design inspiration), so it’s really funny that after so many years of having [created footwear] for showgirls in my imagination, I ended up really working with them.'
Louboutin opened his first boutique on in Paris in 1991 with Princess Caroline of Monaco as his first customer.
He recently published a coffee table book charting his iconic designs
and inspirations, featuring Louboutin's fans such as Dita Von Teese,
Diane Von Furstenburg and Kristin Scott Thomas.
On March 28th a UK retrospective of his work opens at the Design Museum.
mark the occasion a dapper Louboutin posed for an exuberant
portrait a few months ago, lifting his top hat as two naked ladies framing him kick their
Louboutin-clad feet in the air