Christian Louboutin’s Fall ’16 Campaign Is a Tribute to 1970s Paris

by Kristen Heinzinger

For Fall/Winter 2016, Christian Louboutin created a campaign that takes us back to his Parisian youth and “champagne-soaked nights at Le Palace discothèque” in creative images by Sofia & Mauro, and showcases a collection that’s punk-glam, free-spirited, and vibrant. “It was a period where it was fun to have an attitude instead of trying to look very normal—people were showing off a bit, being a bit loud,” the designer said in a release. “They had an attitude, were proud of having an attitude, and played with it—they were playing with their own femininity.”

Louboutin took inspiration from his friends’ style back in the day, like high platforms, heavy eye makeup, and graphic lines and bold colors, which all lend to a collection with a vibrant palette, piping details, and pops of color. Par exemple, the platform reemerges as a chunky sling-back with piping in watersnake and gold laminato, called the Louloudance 140. Meanwhile the peep-toe Louloupiping 140 boasts a gilded base and sharp gold piping. There’s also a reenvisioned Mary-Jane style heel, Topstreet 100, which comes in a multicolored python palette with a welt sole. See the full range and campaign, below!

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