Thursday, February 26, 2009

Let them wear expensive shoes!


It seems that shoe designer extraordinaire, Christian Louboutin is causing quite a stir in the same way that France's most notorious queen, Marie Antoinette did in her era. "Famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin has decided to go for extreme opulence. Louboutin is set to debut his limited edition Marie Antoinette Collection (in collaboration with embroiderer Jean-Francois Lesage) at the end of this month. Just 36 pairs of the ornate creations — available in three colors: pink, yellow, and blue will exist in the world — and they carry a price tag of $6,295. Glamour.com cautions that these “little ballgowns for the tootsies” could “cause a freak-out.”


Back at the end of the eighteenth century, the people of France were revolting against the government and demanding bread to eat when, Marie Antoinette, whose decadent lifestyle was cause for public indignation, famously declared: "Let them eat cake." Perhaps Louboutin's steeply priced creations of wearable art are a bit insensitive given the current economic climate. Let's hope he doesn't meet the same fate as Marie Antoinette!










8 comments:

Tamstyles said...

OH NO!!!! NO NO NO

Brilliant Asylum said...

Maybe Louboutin is doing this to make up for the inevitable economic backlash against his "everyday" shoes. For every $6000 pair sold, that is 10 less pairs of $600 heels he must push to a less-enthusiastic-about-spending public.

I don't get what is going on with fashion pricing these days. I would think with the recession and books like "Deluxe" exposing the industry, prices would be inching down.

Carolina Eclectic said...

How ridiculous! The shoes and the price. Maybe he should consider selling them and giving all the proceeds to people who live here on Earth.

Yuridia said...

OMG.!! Those shoes are so pricey. I have no way to buy them. :-(

Yoli said...

They are works of art for a museum not for feet. Lovely. I love that first picture, it was my banner for my blog for a long time.

Paloma are you getting a pair of these?

jen laceda said...

These shoes are super gorgeous, I'd like to eat them!!!

me melodia said...

I am FREAKING OUT.
I hadden't heard of these yet.
They're art.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Exactly what we need in this recession!