Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, France
26.02.2020 — 26.07.2020
The Palais de la Porte Dorée presents a major exhibition devoted to the work and creativity of Christian Louboutin, the internationally renowned footwear designer and key figure in the fashion world. From the beginning, Christian Louboutin infused his designs with a great wealth of motifs and colours inspired by his love of art and different cultures. Flamboyant, daring, open to the world, generous and at times caustic, the designer’s creativity is informed by a passion for travel and references from the worlds of pop culture, theatre, dance, literature and cinema.
Historic and artistic pieces by Louboutin will be shown alongside a number of exclusive collaborations, never seen before, with artists who are important to him: the director and photographer David Lynch, the New Zealand multimedia artist Lisa Reihana, the British designer duo Whitaker Malem, the Spanish choreographer Blanca Li, and the Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, amongst others. Christian Louboutin assigned the task of his biography to the New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana, whom he discovered at the Venice Biennale in 2017. Through a monumental work designed especially for the exhibition, she retraces the moments, places and key figures of Christian Louboutin’s life and career by means of a moving and hypnotic digital fresco.