Christian Louboutin is known for his sexy red-bottomed heels but now he's taking provocative a step further. Louboutin has designed shoes and created dance numbers for The Crazy Horse Cabaret in Paris--a famous topless revue.
It's a tough job but someone's gotta do it--Louboutin fastens a dancer's shoe.
When Louboutin was a boy, he was inspired by the sexy women of the Parisian cabaret clubs. He would sneak into the shows after intermission and watch the women perform. He has come full circle and is the first guest asked to work on a show for Crazy Horse. The show he helped create is called Feu, or Fire. Louboutin created four tableaus, or dance numbers.The show is badass--Swizz Beatz and David Lynch worked with Louboutin and scored the music for Feu.
Feu girls rock Louboutins--and little else.
“Christian Louboutin and Crazy Horse Paris are symbols of Parisian life whose worlds know no borders; symbols of the world of creativity, wonder and modernity," said Crazy Horse Paris Group Managing Director Andrée Deissenberg. "They share the same sources of inspiration – Women, of course, but also the world around them – and both are exceptionally skilled at producing unique and surprising creations. This is why Christian Louboutin was the natural choice as our first Guest Creator," he continued.
Louboutin immersed himself in the new role. "Designing shoes inspired by the women of the cabaret and making shoes for actual dancers to dance in are two different things," Loubtin told the New York Times.
One of the designs Louboutin created is a gold leather bootie with five-inch heels and the word CRAZY emblazoned across the vamp.
Louboutin's CRAZY shoes for Feu.
“In the show, we started by showing just the lower half of the woman, then the upper half, then went into a play on the question of sexuality," he continued.
The show begins with his name lit up on a curtain that slowly rises, to give the audience a glimpse of women's legs dancing in Louboutin's creations.
If you are in Paris between March 5 (opening night) and May 31, stop into Crazy Horse and see Louboutin's shoes in all their red-bottomed glory.
Photo courtesy: New York Times/Holymoly.com