National Museum of Immigration History
16 Jun → 3 Jan 2021
From Tue to Fri from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Sat & Sun from 10 am to 7 pm. Closed Mon.
Red sole. Famous all over the world. See? You can spot it in the blink of an eye. Once upon a time there was a shoe, such could be the title of the exhibition proposed by the Golden Gate Palace... Well, to be more exact, it is a picture of a shoe - a sign forbidding the wearing of stiletto heels in the Golden Gate Palace - which is at the origin of it. Throughout his adolescence, Christian Louboutin passed by it, fascinated, until he inspired the creation of his emblematic shoe, the Pigalle shoe. As a child, he liked to wander through the galleries of the Palais and the aquarium. Today, an exhibition retraces thirty years of creation, allowing visitors to rediscover his collections. It wasn't just the pumps below carmine, which all the great stars wore on the red carpets and which made the designer's reputation. There was the aquarium-inspired mackerel shoe, leather and studded creations with hypersexual imagery, a collaboration with David Lynch, the Nudes series playing on the elegant continuity of the leg. The exhibition brings together Christian Louboutin's most emblematic creations around extremely varied themes, whose eclecticism testifies to the many inspirations and creative processes of the designer. All you have to do is put on your most beautiful shoes to set off in the footsteps of this genius with a rich universe worthy of the Cinderella tale.