Recently legendary shoewear designer Christian Louboutin hosted an exhibition in collaboration with Australian artist CJ Hendry entitled ‘Complementary Colours’. Hendry is known for her hyper-realist monochromatic pen art works; however this exhibition was bursting with colour as dozens of lustrous and glossy art works were dedicated to bright hues from teal to tangerine. The largest artwork came in Louboutin’s classic shade of red, while piles of red-heeled shoes decorated the gallery space and were hung in the window. Hendry’s artworks could also make great make-up palette inspirations, or provide stunning packaging inspiration too. The exhibition took place at the Fringe Club’s Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery and was only open for a few days.
My article Code Red, traces the history of the red soled shoe, and appeared in the China Daily Lifestyle Premium Nov/Dec 2015 issue.
Jean-Marc Nattier’s Marquise de Pompadour portrait. MdP wears a Louboutin leopard print shoulder bag in my favourite photo from this campaign.
Jean-Marc Nattier’s ‘Marquise de Pompadour’的画像。MdP在肩膀上穿着一个豹的团案的手包，这是我的最喜欢的照片。
Franciso de Zurbaran’s Santa Dorotea portrait. The ‘8 Mignon’ strappy heel is nestled among the fruit platter.
Franciso de Zurbaran 的 “Santa Dorotea”的画像。在大钱盘的水果里有一个‘8 Mignon’的高跟鞋。
A ‘Catalina’ sequinned golden clutch bag and a spiked golden heel is placed on Francois Clouet’s Elizabeth of Austria’s lap.
在Francois Clouet的‘Elizabeth of Austria’的大腿上有着一个‘Catalina’的金色的装饰性亮片 的手包和一个金色的细高根。
Marie-Guillemine Benoist’s portrait d’une Negresse is recreated using the ‘Balda Booty’.
这幅画像再现了Marie-Guillemine Benoist的画像叫‘画像的一位黑色的女人’，可是现在她有一个‘Balda Booty’。
Whistle’s ‘Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist’s Mother’ is recreated swapping the signature hankerchief with a ‘Tootsie’ ankle boot.
这幅画像再现了Whistle的‘Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist’s Mother’，可是现在她代替很熟悉的手帕，在里拿着一个’Tootsie’的短腰靴。
Georges de la Tour’s ‘Magdalene and the Flame’ displays Magdalene gazing at the ‘Puck’ boot.
George de la Tour的’Magdalene and the Flame’表示Magdalene凝视‘Puck’的靴子。
Christian Louboutin collaborates with the photographer Peter Lipmann to recreate familiar classic portraits. Louboutin chooses from his Autumn/Winter 2011 collection a selection of his signature red-soled heels and glamorous handbags to make a stunning advertising campaign which the Old Masters would be proud of.
Christian Loubutin和Peter Lipmann合作创造了这些照片，他们再现了很熟悉的古代的画像。Louboutin从他的秋季/冬季的收藏之中选择几个很有名的红色的鞋底和华丽的手包。他们创造了漂亮的广告活动会让Old Masters更骄傲。