Monday, November 14, 2011

Christian Louboutin Window Displays at Barney's

Christian Louboutin: "Wearing high heels is like having an orgasm."

To celebrate 20 years of Christian Louboutin's red-soled wonders, Barney's New York has created a series of window displays to honor the famed designer. The windows are extremely elaborate in production and appearance, only to represent the amount of work, passion, and detail that goes into the design of each individual pair.

Blake Lively in a Chanel suit and Louboutin heels.
After experimentally painting the bottom of a shoe with red nail polish back in 1991, Christian Louboutin's sky-high heels have become almost as iconic as their red sole. And, although it may seem like an untouchable match made in stiletto heaven, equally luxe designer Yves Saint Laurent tried to rival Christian Louboutin's signature design with his own version of a red-soled heel. And, although the court ultimately ruled in favor of YSL, as a color cannot be copyrighted, Christian Louboutin will always be the king of the famous red sole.

Christian Louboutin's designs have been seen on everyone from Victoria Beckham, to Blake Lively, to even the infamous Kardashians. Author Danielle Steele is said to own over 6,000 pairs! The designer himself gives some insight as to why his designs are so popular: "Wearing high heels is like having an orgasm."

Here are a few photos of the windows:


  1. Amazing!! Love Louboutin:)

    Fashion Cat

  2. Those spiked heels are so, so insane. Love them!

  3. gorgeous pictures!! very inspirational... makes me want to buy them even more! definitely following your blog! hopefully you can check out mine too :)

  4. This man is such a genius. His work is definitely a timeless pieces of art. Can't wait to look at these windows in person when I go to New York this winter :)

  5. love love love!!!! :)
    cute post and blog ...follow eachother?? :)

  6. Wow I love all those shoes, especially the spikes and the glitter ones!! I really like your blog, and your background pic is lovely!! By the way I am a new follower!

  7. OMGG!!! LOVEEEE those shoes !!!! =D GREAT BLOG !!! just love it ! we are following you! Would you follow us back ???
    MK Style Diaries

  8. Sorry just saw you already follow us !! lol =D xoxo
    MK Style Diaries

  9. Wow, those spiked heels are something!

  10. aawww I would love to have a C.L. pair of shoes. I love the pumps and anything with the spikes XD.
    That red sole battle between C.L. and YSL is so crazy.
    Thank you for the visit and comment at my Blog.xoxo

  11. Although Christian Louboutin will always be tied to the red-soled heel, I thought the YSL camp had some great things to say, such as he wasn't the first person to do that.


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