CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN: L’EXHIBITION[NISTE] | ITSLIQUID

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN: L’EXHIBITION[NISTE]

Fashion | July 3, 2020 |

Palaisdelaportedoree Paris 001
Image courtesy of Palais de la Porte Dorée

Christian Louboutin: L’Exhibition[niste]
Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris
February 26 – January 03, 2021

The Palais de la Porte Dorée is delighted to announce the opening of Christian Louboutin: L’Exhibition[niste], the largest-ever exhibition devoted to the creations of the internationally renowned footwear designer and key figure in the fashion world. Designed as an invitation to discover Christian Louboutin’s rich universe, the unprecedented exhibition explores every facet of his multi-referential work, in an institution that has played an important role in inspiring his vocation.

Palaisdelaportedoree Paris 002
Image courtesy of Palais de la Porte Dorée

Born in the 12th district of Paris, close to the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Christian Louboutin was fascinated from an early age by the architectural beauty and ornamental richness of the institution, which was one of the earliest influences feeding his love of art and applied arts. It was also at the Palais, a masterpiece of Art-deco, that Christian Louboutin, then a young adolescent, noticed a sign forbidding visitors to wear high heeled shoes.

Palaisdelaportedoree Paris 003
Image courtesy of © Christian Louboutin

This sign subsequently inspired the iconic Pigalle shoe which he has since reinvented time and time again. Inviting audiences to experience and understand Christian Louboutin’s universe and creative processes, the exhibition showcases the designer’s vision through a series of 11 chapters dedicated to key inspirations as well as a selection of significant artworks from his personal collection and loans from public collections.

Palaisdelaportedoree Paris 004
Image courtesy of © Jean-Vincent Simonet

A large selection of his finest creations from shoes to sketches are displayed, many of which have never been exhibited before. These historic and artistic pieces are shown alongside several exclusive collaborations which pay tribute to Christian Louboutin’s admiration for the skills of craftsmen. These collaborations include stained glass panels created by the Maison du Vitrail, a world-renowned specialist in stained glass, a Sevillian silver palanquin made by L’Orfebreria Villarreal and a theater sculpted in Bhutan.

Palaisdelaportedoree Paris 005
Image courtesy of Palais de la Porte Dorée

The exhibition also features new pieces, especially created by artists who are particularly important to the designer: the New Zealand multimedia artist Lisa Reihana, the Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, the British designer duo Whitaker Malem and the Spanish choreographer Blanca Li, as well as past collaborations with artists including the director and photographer David Lynch.

Palaisdelaportedoree Paris 006
Image courtesy of © Jean-Vincent Simonet

The final section of the exhibition presents the «Imaginary Museum» – a stroll through the Christian Louboutin’s sources of inspiration and reference. The «imaginary museum» also connects the exhibition to the history of the Palais itself featuring an eclectic selection of pieces ranging from blue and white Wedgwood porcelain to an Oscar Niemeyer Marquesa chaise.

more. www.palais-portedoree.fr

Palaisdelaportedoree Paris 007
Image courtesy of Palais de la Porte Dorée
Palaisdelaportedoree Paris 008
Image courtesy of Palais de la Porte Dorée
Palaisdelaportedoree Paris 009
Image courtesy of
Palaisdelaportedoree Paris 010
Image courtesy of

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


ANTHONY PETO

Fashion | May 26, 2022

Anthony Peto was born in London but set up the company in Paris in the late 1980s because of the enormous wealth of skills and supplies in the millinery and hat-making world there. Read more


Xie Nanxing, Adverb High Command

Art | May 25, 2022

Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce Adverb High Command, Xie Nanxing's first exhibition with the gallery and his first solo show in New York, on view from May 6 until June 25. Read more


BURN SHINE FLY

Art | May 24, 2022

The sculptures in 'burn shine fly' aims to engender an altogether contemporary version of the sublime, one in which the smallest candle sculpture is of no less consequence than the overarching totality of the sun sculpture or the stellar marriage of the earthbound body with the waterfilled sky. Read more


JOSH SPERLING DAYDREAM

Art | May 23, 2022

Perrotin is pleased to present Daydream, a solo exhibition by artist Josh Sperling, organized across three floors of the gallery's New York space, and on view April 28th through June 11th. The exhibition, Sperling's largest, marks a return to key motifs in the artist's practice, developed over the course of the last decade and re-articulated by Sperling in this new body of work. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!