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Christian Louboutin [Hardcover]

Christian Louboutin , Philippe Garcia
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Book Description

5 Oct 2011
An extraordinary monograph created by Christian Louboutin, renowned for his beautifully crafted handmade shoes, in particular his elegantly sexy stilettos. This stunning volume, with a fanciful and intricate pop-up, an elaborate foldout cover, and dramatic still-life photography, evokes the artistry and theatricality of Louboutin's shoe designs.
Celebrated for his vertiginously high stilettos with their signature lacquer-red soles, Louboutin has achieved cult status with celebrities as well as fashionistas. His eclectic and exotic designs, often incorporating feathers, beads, and sequins, are a constant and dramatic presence on the red carpet and in nightclubs and restaurants the world over.
Louboutin's first book, this monograph highlights the extraordinary range of his couture, from his iconic and glamorous creations to his fetishistic pieces, including his collaborations with David Lynch, meant more for the bedroom than the street. New photography captures Louboutin's artistic sensibilities, while an in-depth interview reveals Louboutin's life, travels, and inspirations, presenting a very personal look at the man behind the shoes.
A work of art in itself, with a five-piece foldout binding and a pop-up, Christian Louboutin is an enticing and revelatory look at the most important luxury shoe designer of our day.
The book is divided into six chapters. The first chapter covers Louboutin's biography, his start as a designer from his work for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent to his first boutique in 1992, and his early creations and influences illustrated with many never-seen-before photos from his personal archives; chapter two features the Louboutin boutiques around the world showcasing the varied and extravagant interior designs and displays; chapter three is "20 years of design" and highlights his shoe designs from over the years with all-new still-life photography, as well as editorial art; chapter four features the spectacular interiors of Louboutin's homes in Paris and Luxor, Egypt, and behind-the-scenes shots from his studios and workshops; chapter five focuses on his creative collaborations with David Lynch, of a series called "Fetish," of limited-edition shoes by Louboutin and limited-edition photos by Lynch; chapter six is a complete catalogue raisonne of his work, with photos of all 120 shoe designs.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications (5 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847836517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847836512
  • Product Dimensions: 33.7 x 25.9 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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-- "Louboutin's book will have you craving for another scarlet-soled pair in no time." "Plastik""A stunning volume, it features a 5-piece fold-out cover, a binding of pink faux-leather, a magical interior pop-up, as well as gilded pages. With five chapters--A Life; The Shoes; Fetish; The Places; and Twenty Years--this elegant monograph reveals the artistry and theatricality of Louboutin's shoe designs, from his iconic stilettos to his fetishistic pieces and everything in between." FashionWindows.net

About the Author

Philippe Garcia is a French fine art and commercial photographer whose work is regularly seen in such magazines as "Marie Claire Maisons." Eric Reinhardt is a writer and editor who lives in Paris. His recent novel, "Cinderella," was a critical and commercial success. He currently edits art books for a variety of prestigious French publishers. John Malkovich is an actor, director, producer and costume designer who also has his own line of men's clothing.

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I got my copy today and I already looked through it three times! I like the layout and the quality of the book is amazing! The Cover is a nice leather imitation and looks very luxurious! (There is a nice surprise 'in' the cover!)

The book is divided in 5 chapters!

1. "A Life" (sort of a biography / Interview)
2. "The Shoes" (Shows some of the highlight pieces with and without celebrities)
3. "Fetish" (Shows some fetish pieces)
4. "The Places" (Shows some places like stores, offices and manufactories + the construction of a shoe)
5. "Twenty Years" (a catalogue which shows all actual Christian Louboutin shoes)

My favorite chaptors are 1, 2 & 5!

Definitely a must have for all Louboutin fans! (especially for that price!)

This would be also a great christmas gift :D
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cl book 10 Jan 2014
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beautiful quality book, great pics and info regarding the designs> hubby couldn"t afford the real thing so got me this instead.a great coffee table book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!" 8 Aug 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Absolutely perfect!
I looks good under my Paris lamp. Recommend it to people that are interested in interior and fashion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 11 April 2013
By Anh
A very beautiful book. If you're a Louboutin lover you NEED to have this. The book however is quiet heavy and bulky
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must! 12 Oct 2012
This book is simply amazing! From the leather like cover to the visuals inside. Any shoe and fashion lover will die over this book. I can honestly say this is one of the top 5 fashion books I own. The pictures are of an amazing quality and provides a perfect history of Louboutin's creations! Well worth the price especially since amazon offers it at the cheapest price that I could find.
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5.0 out of 5 stars shoe heaven 10 Feb 2012
By mandy
this book is a Christmas present and is a dream wish for my daughter and to be honest it was a bit of a nightmare to get a hold of, Amazon fulfilled the wish for me, they were slightly more expensive than other retailers but they actually had it in stock !
It arrived well packaged and protected and it weighs a tonne, it is extravagant but well worth the money to put a smile on the face of the one you love, my daughter is shoe mad !
It is an absolutely amazing book, it will be treasured and well read.
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