Christian Louboutin Portraiture

Posted: June 24, 2011 by jerkmag in TRIM -- style
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"Magdalene and the Flame" - Georges de la Tour

Renowned still-life photographer Peter Lippmann has collaborated with Christian Louboutin, once again, creating near-replicas of classic portraits. For his Fall/Winter 2011/2012 collection campaign, the signature red soles are seamlessly woven into classic 15th and 17th century paintings, paying homage with contemporary shoe-gasms.

The work is nothing new for the iconic duo—both collaborated for Louboutin’s Fall/Winter 2009/2010 advertising campaign—they seem to always successfully recreate and reinterpret art and fashion in new angles. Each portrait represents the grace of a woman and retrospectively defines today’s real woman; the contemplative one, the free-spirited one, the youthful one, the elderly one. The overall artwork scratches beneath the surface of what makes a woman by her gaze: her environment. Oh, and I guess those Loubs can make a woman, too.

Hit the jump for a look at the Peter Lippmann x Christian Louboutin advertising campaign:

“Portait d’une Negresse” – Marie-Guilleme Benoit

Pictured with the nappa leather and patent Balda bootie.



“Portrait of a Girl” – Jean Baptiste-Camille Corot

Pictured with the Halte black patent shoe.





“Whistler’s Mother” – James McNeil Whistler

Pictured with the Tootsie roccia leather ankle boot with laser etched pony panelling and geometric studded piping.


-Karen Hor

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