Christian Louboutin and Disney have reunited once again to create four pairs of shoe and a shoe art piece – the “Space Shoe” – to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Having reinterpreted “Cinderella” glass slipper in 2012 and a “Maleficent” shoe in 2014, Louboutin who is also a fan of the sci-fi franchise, have epitomized the spirit of four of the film’s heroines in four galactic shoes: Rey (Daisy Ridley), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran).
Each pair was signed by Louboutin himself as well as the actress who portrayed the character the style was created for and will be auctioned off on December 20th with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Starlight Childrens Foundation. The breathtaking shoes made its debut at the Los Angeles premiere of the latest episode.
In the art piece Louboutin worked his magic through six-inch Ballerina Ultima heel which will be featured alongside a hyper-realistic holographic installation in collaboration with Industrial Light and Magic (the visual effects studio founded by George Lucas).
“Disney and Star Wars are very, very strong at developing characters,” said Louboutin. “I have the same thing when I’m designing shoes. I often think of a character, so in a way for me, it totally makes sense to work around the character because that’s basically what I do.” While the styles were reinterpreted based on the characters of the film, Louboutin made sure to also design them around the actressess.
With strips of PVC to reflect her Jedi powers, Christian Louboutin took inspiration from Rey’s body harnesses and the force she embodies to create this pair
A bespoke silver leather pumps bonded by Tie Fighter Jet-inspired jewels, the metallic shoe is a nod to the curves of Captain Phasma’s armour and authoritive character
Strong with hints of utilitarian spin, Rose Tico’s sandal takes no prisoners
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo’s strong, bold heels pull inspiration from her draped burgundy cape