2012 is the year of Cinderella. In a world of twitter, facebook, pinterest and reality TV-- people still want a fairytale. On the heels of Marc Jacobs lucite, Cinderella-inspired pump, Disney Studios has commisioned Christian Louboutin to design a shoe fit for Cinderella in conjunction with the release of the Blu-ray Diamond Edition of "Cinderella." In a modern day fairytale, Christian Louboutin is your cobbler and every princess has a facebook page. ShoesTV has the details.
Famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin.
“Isn’t it everyone’s dream, to once in your life be part of a fairy tale?,” Louboutin told the Hollywood Reporter. “Walt Disney Studios gave me a wonderful opportunity to live this magical moment. I have been so lucky to have crossed paths with Cinderella, an icon who is so emblematic to the shoe world as well as the dream world."
In a modern day fairytale, Christian Louboutin is your cobbler.
2012 is a big year for Louboutin. He designed shoes for the dancers at The Crazy Horse in Paris, is working on his Cinderella creation and celebrating his 20th anniversary as a brand. For those based in the UK (or going there this summer for the Olympics), London's Design Museum is presenting a retrospective exhibition of Louboutin's 20-year career to date, opening on the first of May and running through July 9.
The exhibition "celebrates Louboutin’s career to date and showcases twenty years of designs and inspiration, revealing the artistry and theatricality of his shoe design from stilettos to lace-up boots, studded sneakers and bejewelled pumps. Louboutin’s shoes are the epitome of style, glamour, power, femininity and elegance."
The exhibition will also take visitors through every stage of the design journey a details how a shoe is constructed, from the initial sketch to the first prototype through to the final step, production.
More details on Louboutin's Cinderella glass slipper will be released in July. To keep up with all the latest on the Disney design, visit Cinderella's facebook page. Maybe fairytales really do exist, even in 2012.