Those who regard comfort as primary importance look away now – we were in awe of Christian Louboutin’s jaw dropping archive of works at his new exhibition at the Design Museum. On show are the most perilous of designs, from ‘day to day’ stilettos (!) to the more abstract art pieces he has made over the years, and close up you can see every inch of craftsmanship that has gone into them. It was difficult to resist picking them up and calling for the nearest assistant to ask for our size! One of the most impressive things about the exhibition was it’s design by Household (a London based retail design consultancy), oozing glamour and taking inspiration from a Parisian nightclub with red velvet booth seating, a stage complete with footlights, and a revolving carousel (holding yet more shoes)! At the centre of the show was a 3D hologram performance of Dita von Tease’s burlesque act specially created for Louboutin’s exhibition, showing us all how walking in heels is really done. Lucky, the design museum shop wasn’t selling the shoes themselves – or we’d have been seriously tempted.

Kate, Editorial Assistant

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