I love Louboutin’s model pictures; it doesn’t show the face but the shoes. Here you see a model carrying a pair of sophisticated pumps from the latest collection. It shows elegant, classy and confident.
The shoe is named the Christian Louboutin Confusa Pumps, besides the 100mm heels and the ultra chic colombe nappa laminao, it also features labyrinthine leather laces all the way to the top. Mixed with the colors gold and beige, refined with the brand’s famous red-soles, these shoes are absolutely to-die-for.
Nowadays, a flash of a red sole not just screams “Louboutin” — it also shows something about the wearer. She’s, like her Renaissance precursors, well-off or upwardly mobile. (Louboutin’s shoes cost between $400 and $6,000.) The reddish makes her feel powerful (like John the Fearless or YSL’s women), as well as sexy and perhaps even naughty. In its profile of the shoe designer, the New Yorker known as the red soles “a marketing gimmick that renders an otherwise indistinguishable product instantly recognizable.” However for most designers and consumers — as well as most probably, for Louboutin — that the red sole is much more than that.What was Louboutins inspiration for his signature red lone? Many fashion historians have pondered the question, which is answered in this Rizzoli book on the designer.The red sole of this Louboutin heel is recognized worldwide and is a worldwide symbol or lavish elegance. But, it was actually created by accident, instead of by a planned design. The red sole was created one afternoon when a prototype of a shoe inspired by Andy Warhol’s ‘Flowers’ came in the hands of Louboutin, who found the shoe somewhat boring. Fortunately, a helper was painting her nails red in the right time of the coming of the shoe, also Louboutin had the unique idea of using it to pay the dreary black sole; and so the iconic red lone was made. Red is supposed to symbolise love, blood and passion, which enables women and unleashes their internal confidence, allowing them to break the limitations of society whilst wearing the forbidden shoe.
Pair it with your evening dress or for the night-outs, from the Spring Summer 2015 Collection, priced at $1,195 USD at Christian Louboutin e-store.