In the run up to the Olympics, London has been bursting with new and exciting exhibits all around town. With the vast majority of activities championing Great Britain we found a breath of fresh air in the Design Museum’s twentieth anniversary retrospective of Christian Louboutin, whose iconic red soled shoes are now synonymous with style, glamour, power and femininity. Whether towering stilettos or striking gladiator sandals, each shoe embodies not just Louboutin’s skill but also an entrance to a much sought after fan club including celebrities such as Dita Von Teese and former first ladies.
Louboutin’s shoes are of course known for their daring and wild design and after walking around it becomes apparent that nothing was held back. Upon entrance you are greeted with a saucy hologram of Dita Von Teese artfully disrobing down to her underwear. As you continue on to ‘Fetish’, a collaboration with famed artist and director David Lynch you can’t help but notice the dark, otherwordly theme to the stunning shots.
The Design Museum, founded in 1989, is located on Shad Thames, and makes a perfect escape to a part of London not everyone sees. Contrary to what you’ve been told, London does not stop at Tower Bridge. Once you’ve walked from London Bridge station and admired the work of a master craftsman you can drop into one of the local bars and grab a pint. Let’s just hope it’s sunny so you can enjoy the Thames and a full view of the famous Tower Bridge.
The Christian Louboutin exhibit runs through July 9th and a must see for anyone with a designer shoe fetish.
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