Jun 22, 2011



Famous footwear designer Christian Louboutin decided to go 'old-school' with the inspiration for his new look book. Using inspiration from classical art pieces, his new look book is both interesting and provocative. One of the pieces that serves as inspiration is that of Portrait d’une nĂ©gresse by Marie-Guillemine Benoist.

Here is information on the inspiration:

“Marie-Guilleme Benoit’s masterpiece, Portrait d’une negresse, has long been held as a symbol of emancipation and a fine balance between steely determination and femininity. The contrast between the model and her garments is echoed in the Balda Booty, where supple ivory nappa meets ebony patent leather. The stark contrast created through the fusion of fabrics and colour is softened by the delicate ballerina style ‘pointe’ toe and fine ankle strap detailing.”

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