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Jun 23, 20243:39pm


Christian Louboutin returns to district 12

The exhibition reviews each of the designer's facets and his entire career as a designer with more than 300 shoes.

Feb 11, 2020 — 9:00am

Christian Louboutin returns to district 12



The Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris pays tribute to Christian Louboutin. The exhibition reviews each of his facets and his entire career as a designer which will showcase more than 300 shoes, covering almost thirty years of a career rich in references to the world of pop culture, dance, entertainment, literature, and cinema 


“This exhibition is a challenge in itself: How to show the effervescence of the designer without sterilizing it? How to reveal what constituted this network of such important inspirations?”Explained Olivier Gabet, director of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris and curator of the exhibition.  

In addition, you can also find collaborations of the designer with different artists such as film director, David Lynch, multimedia artist, Lisa Reihana or Spanish choreographer, Blanca Li. 


Christian Louboutin: the exhibition mixes art and fashion at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris, a space that has played a significat role in the designers career. Louboutin was born in the 12th district of the French capital, where the Palais de la Porte Dorée is located, a building whose shapes and motifs served as a source of inspiration to create his first designs. 


An example is the Maquereau shoe, inspired by the shapes of the tropical aquarium of the PalaisFor me this exhibition is an opportunity to pay homage to the Palais, a building that gave rise to my vocation and that has continued to inspire me since then, said the designer of the red-soled shoes. The Christian Louboutin exhibition will open on February 26 and can be visited until July 26, 2020. 

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