Louboutin is a household name, a master craftsman (whose shoes are each handmade in France) and has a multimillion-dollar brand with boutiques around the world and an international celebrity clientele.
Christian Louboutin is a comprehensive and lavish fashion monograph on this artistic and very commercially successful shoe designer. Although Louboutin is known for his sexy and often fetishistic shoes, he is also considered an artist. With editorial images from leading fashion magazines and new photography, this stunning volume celebrates Louboutin's shoe designs overthe last nearly 20 years (since 1992), explores his Asian and Middle Eastern influences, as well as showcasing his boutiques and his apartments, renowned for their lavish and eclectic interiors.
The book covers everything from his work for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent and his first boutique in 1992, to his creative collaborations with David Lynch, in a series called "Fetish," of limited-edition shoes by Louboutin and limited edition photos by Lynch as well as a complete catalogue raisonne of Laboutin's work at the end, with photos of all 120 shoe designs.
About the Authors
Philippe Garcia is a French fine art and commercial photographer whose work is regularly seen in such magazines as Marie Claire Maisons.
Eric Reinhardt is a writer and editor who lives in Paris. His recent novel, Cinderella, was a critical and commercial success. He currently edits art books for a variety of prestigious French publishers.
John Malkovich is an actor, director, producer and costume designer who also has his own line of men's clothing.
-- "Louboutin's book will have you craving for another scarlet-soled pair in no time." Plastik
"A stunning volume, it features a 5-piece fold-out cover, a binding of pink faux-leather, a magical interior pop-up, as well as gilded pages. With five chapters--A Life; The Shoes; Fetish; The Places; and Twenty Years--this elegant monograph reveals the artistry and theatricality of Louboutin's shoe designs, from his iconic stilettos to his fetishistic pieces and everything in between." FashionWindows.net