Oh beautiful bags and shoes, perhaps there are things in life that are worth to-die-for. Like these pair of Christian Louboutin Attroupa Pumps. Sophisticated, bold and so-red, it’s time to dress to kill.
Six handsome buckles rise over the arch of the foot, providing a look that is at once timeless and ultra-modern. It’s beautifully made in heart-pumping red, melted together with amazing blue on the long tongue. And girl wearing these, companied with a shockingly red coat, will make anyone’s heart beat twice as fast.
Hans Christian Andersen used the red shoe as a symbol of wealth and vanity in his morality fairytale The Red Shoes. Clearly, he shared the French Revolutionaries’ distrust of reddish footwear. Fashion illustrations in the 1920s and ’30s, however, portray rouge heels less symbols of class oppression and power, but of pleasure and coquetry. A drawing from a 1920 catalog in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s archives in New York shows a slender, elegant woman in a fur-trimmed jacket and cloche hat wearing cute black shoes with red heels. The surrealist designer Elsa Schiaparelli’s famous “shoe” hat — an upside-down shoe worn on one’s mind — had a shocking-pink heel.The 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz swapped Dorothy’s silver shoes at the publication for ruby slippers, which had red soles. Dorothy’s slippers not only conveyed magic and whimsy, they gave her assurance and said something about the transformative power of vogue — or of a particular accessory or garment.More recently, red soles have brought charm and sex appeal to the shoe. Valentino Garavani, the perennially tanned and fabulous Italian couturier, has intermittently produced red-heeled shoes because 1969 to proceed with his renowned elegant red gowns. (The color he uses, an orangey rouge, is often known as “Valentino red.”) In the 1970s, Yves Saint Laurent — known for his gender-bending, hot styles that empowered women — established that the black shoe, which can be entirely 1 color — by the leather upper to the inside to the heel and the only. YSL produced purple, blue and black, yes, red monochrome shoes across the ’70s and ’80s. Another famed shoemaker, Charles Jourdan — beneath whom Louboutin apprenticed from the ’80s — additionally painted the soles of his shoes red.
These pair of shoes is also available in beautiful black and leopard, for a more classic version and less attention-grabbing, but still timeless. With 120 mm heels, priced at $1545 USD at Christian Louboutin e-store.