2012年3月26日星期一

Christian Louboutin - Christian Louboutin Takes Pride In Independence

 

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Christian Louboutin takes great pride in managing to maintain his independence at his luxury shoe label over the past two decades.


Christian Louboutin is proud he has not been ''beaten'' by ''the giants of luxury''.

The shoe designer - who is to be the focus of an exhibition at London's Design Museum - is delighted he has managed to maintain independence for his label and continue to run it in exactly the way he has wanted for the last two decades.

He told Attitude magazine: ''I've not been eaten and beaten by the giants of luxury.

''I started the company 20 years ago with two of my best friends and I always heard the working with friends is, in general, a disaster, but it's been very much the opposite..

''I'm very happy to have kept the relationship with the two people who started the company with me.''

However, Christian admits he can be a struggle to work with because he is reluctant to let things go.

He added: ''Mostly what I hear is that I'm very positive, optimistic and enthusiastic.

''I have too much energy. The negative thing is that I never let things go.''

 

Michel Lacoste Supports Christian Louboutin's Battle for the Red Sole Trademark (Exclusive)


Michel Lacoste, the head of his father Rene's namesake fashion company Lacoste, sympathizes with Christian Louboutin’s legal fight over an alleged violation of a 2008 U.S. trademark of his red-soled shoes by YSL, which released shoes that also have red soles.

It took Lacoste decades to finally get its iconic alligator emblem trademarked in the U.S. "In 1907 a rainwear company had registered the trademark in the U.S. The conflicting trademark created a complex legal situation that took 42 years for us to solve. We went twice to the U.S. Supreme Court."

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Although he's no legal expert, he stands firmly in Louboutin's court. “I know Christian well and I think he is a wonderful designer and his red sole has a strong identity. I cannot pass any legal judgment but for my part, I say he is the guy who had the idea of doing that and it should be his."

"Legal systems are complex," he acknowledges. "I only know that whenever I am in Paris and I see a red sole, for it, it is Christian Louboutin. But then I know that Hermes has created an identity with a particular shade of orange. And when I see a baby blue box or bag, I say, Tiffany’s.”

Tiffany’s is one of many luxury companies that could be negatively affected by the court’s recent ruling against Louboutin’s color trademark suit. The company supported Louboutin’s efforts and last fall it filed court papers on his behalf. Tiffany has already begun using its Tiffany blue color on scarves, gloves and handbags.

Lacoste’s trademark green alligator orginated from a nickname given to his tennis champion father by a sports journalist. Rene Lacoste won 7 Grand Slam singles titles. His French team also held onto the Davis Cup from 1927-1933.  Lacoste had begun wearing cotton pique polo shirts with a tiny gator on the chest when he played. Then he decided to do the then-unthinkable; make a line of gator-labeled sportif tennis, golf and sailing cotton pique shirts.

“At that time, putting a logo on the outside of a product, especially on clothing, was considered quite gauche,” explained Michel Lacoste.

His father was also one of the first companies to grasp the power of celebrity endorsement. In the early '50s, he sent an emmissary to Los Angeles with a suitcast of Lacoste alligator shirts to give to worthy and impressive people. "We don’t want to put our product on people who don’t feel comfortable with it,"  Michel Lacoste explains "We needed to -- and still do --  feel empathy with those who wear our product.”

The brand gained initial celeb status after President Eisenhower wore an alligator shirt on the cover of "Life" magazine. Other early Lacoste devotees included President Jack Kennedy, Georges Pompidou, Bob Hope, John Wayne and Audrey Hepburn.

Lacoste is a longtime sponsor of the Los Angeles-based Costume Designers Guild and their annual awards, which this year honored top designers in film, TV and commercials, including Trish Summerville (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Arianne Phillips (W.E.), Lou Eyrich (Glee).  Michel gave awards to this year’s special honorees Kate Beckinsale (Lacoste Spotlight Award) and Clint Eastwood and his longtime collaborator Deborah Hopper --  (Distinguished Collaborator Awards). Other A-list celebs on hand: Chloe Grace Moretz, Tattoo director David Fincher and his star Rooney Mara.

POST: CDG Awards: Torturing Rooney Mara, Jane Lynch's Dominatrix Duds, Clint Eastwood's Filthy Serape

He also gave Eastwood a collection of photos of the Oscar-winning actor/director wearing Lacoste shirts from 20-40 years ago. ““He told me that he had always worn Lacoste because he liked it," Lacoste revealed.

Lacoste has begun giving back to the scaly creatures that have given the company its fashion identity. “We are working with the French government, who are financing part of the alligator protection project,s" Michel Lacoste explains. "We have five projects going on in Nepal, China, the Phillipines, Florida and Columbia. There are 25 species but thankfully, only about 6 are endangered. We hope to put our stone in the construction of a wall necessary to protect these creatures and help the human race live in better harmony with nature.”

Lacoste now has an exciting new designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista, from Portugal, who came onboard after Christophe Lemaire – their designer since 2000-- left to replace Jean Paul Gaultier as Hermes women’s RTW designer. And his recent New York Fall-Winter 2012 show got rave reviews for reinvigorating the brand.

And as far as global expansion, they are not planning more shops. "We have 1100 boutiques and we have reached an appropriate number," Michel Lacoste explains. "Now our direction is to increase the size of the boutiques.  Last September our New York Fifth Avenue boutique was increased by 50% in size."

Lacoste does a limited edition with the Paris boutique Colette every year. But there are no current plans for Lacoste to follow Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, or Marni's lead with an inexpensive collection at H&M.

"No, not in the present time,” says Michel. “But I can’t say it will never happen. I think it’s the situation where the brand brings more to H&M than the other way around. It might not be very interesting for us.”

What is very interesting is the classic clothing company’s slick modern website complete with hip runway videos , a kids line, and video interviews with their new brand ambassador,Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody.

It also features exclusive items not sold at their boutiques (one is conveniently located in Beverly Hills) or at fine department shops such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, where the line is also carried.

Hermes Red Birkin 40 Togo Leather Gold Hardware Bag

David Beckham's wife Victoria is a big fan of Hermes handbag, she had carried a dozen of Hermes handbag in different occasions.

Model: Hermes Birkin 40
Size: (W)40*(H)20*(D)26 cm
Material: Cowhide(Outside),Goat Leather(Inside)
Color: Red
Hardware: Gold
Accessories: Padlock, Keys, Raincover, Cotton Bag, Box
Shipping Weight: 3 kg

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Christian Louboutin Ivory Chiara 100 Satin Pumps

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Ivory satin pumps with a stiletto heel that measures approximately 100mm/ 4 inches. Christian Louboutin pumps have a molded pointed toe, a signature red sole and simply slip on. These shoes have a light blue insole to reflect the old adage for brides: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

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2012年3月14日星期三

Set Disney Jelly Chocolate Mold Sticker Foil Wrapper-Mickey Goofy Donald Duck

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Dot Christmas Red Muffin Square Cupcake Cake Cases Party (20)

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2012年3月6日星期二

Christian Louboutin as guest creator of "Feu" at the Crazy Horse in Paris



Trademark battles with Yves Saint Laurent aside, life is literally a cabaret for Christian Louboutin.

The shoe designer is the guest creator of “Feu” (or “Fire,” in English), a new show at the Crazy Horse for which Louboutin has conceived four tableaux spanning diverse themes such as hip-hop and great master paintings. It opens today.

Louboutin was involved in various aspects of the show, from the choreography to the set design. Then, of course, there are the shoes.

Many are conceptual. For the erotically charged tableau titled “Spoutnik,” two scantily clad Space Age dancers gyrate on a rotating table wearing silver half-shoes composed of just a heel connected by two fine straps around the ankle and foot.

Things get pretty surreal in “Legmania,” where a forest of black-stockinged legs performs a number in shoes with giant spiked heels that curve to be parallel with the soles.

And at one point during the show, a pair of gold shoes sashays across the stage and kicks an imaginary match to light up the name “Feu,” which appears in flames on the curtain.

All of the show’s barely there beaded costumes are by London-based knitwear designer Mark Fast, and original music comes from David Lynch and Swizz Beatz.

Here, WWD catches up with Louboutin on the realities of dancers’ feet, the fear of breaking heels and his treasured Love shoe:

WWD: Did you want to evoke something erotic with your Crazy Horse shoes?
Christian Louboutin: It was really more about the light, actually. I had to keep redoing certain shoes because the lighting makes things disappear. For example, in the number “Legmania,” you have those gigantic heels but you barely see them because it’s dark, so it’s going to be changed to a silver spike so that you see it catch the light. The biggest focus has been on the materials because it needs to be reflective. You cannot go only on the line of the shoe.

WWD: You interned at the Paris cabaret Folies Bergère when you were a teenager and have created shoes for Dita Von Teese and Arielle Dombasle for their performances at the Crazy Horse. Where does your fascination with show dancers come from?
C.L.: I’ve just gotten back from Brazil, where I went to the Carnival [in Rio de Janeiro], and I was shocked by the fact that I have never been when it is so linked to what I love — Bollywood, superproduction. And I have always, always loved birds, and I think that, in a way, everything that is linked around the music hall, those women are treated as exotic birds, birds of paradise. In nature, male birds have more feathers. The male peacock is much more beautiful than the female; most male birds are more beautiful than female birds, which I remember really shocked me as a child. And so it is almost a revenge of women, when they transform into birds, they are the leaders, and they are more beautiful, and I love that.

WWD: Is this show your ultimate fantasy come true, then?
C.L.: It’s a great and fun opportunity to work with a whole little cabaret, but really I see this as the entry point…I also really want to concentrate on doing a real ballet I’ve been writing with the Royal Ballet, but really work on a number created around shoes, yes, definitely. [For “Feu”], I didn’t concentrate so much on the shoes…. At the beginning I thought I was really going to, but it’s really about the gesture, and I really got into the girls’ movements. I always say that my shoes are at the service of women and not the opposite, and it sort of shows there.

WWD: Some of the footwear is quite spooky. What was the inspiration behind the Spoutnik shoe?
C.L.: The Spoutnik shoe is just a heel, it is almost an organic part of the foot. When you sketch a shoe but don’t have the intention to do a proper shoe, it remains a curvy sketch with no detail. The shoe completely morphs to the body.

WWD: What were the main challenges of creating shoes for dancers?
C.L.: Designing shoes for women to walk in the street is one thing, but designing shoes for dancers can bring out different aspects. It’s funny because on one side you have a lot of restrictions, like anything with even a tiny heel, you just can’t, because it breaks. It breaks not because the heel can’t support their weight of course, but because, with the way they are dancing, it can’t withstand three shows a day. Also due to the gestures the dancers make, they put a lot of pressure on these really tiny things. On the other hand, there are some moments where they are completely lifted and don’t really need to walk on [the heel], and suddenly, really, it’s the opposite, you don’t need to think about the pressure on the shoe so it allows you to go in a different corner and to really treat the heel as an object instead of as a supporting column for the whole body.

WWD: The show features a scene staged around the idea of heels that break and then go back together again. Is a breaking heel every shoe designer’s worst nightmare?
C.L.: Absolutely. I can’t speak for other designers but I’m pretty sure that everyone designing shoes on a professional level has this nightmare arriving. I remember doing shoes for Tina Turner and bringing them to Madison Square Garden for her show, and when the show opened all I could see was scaffolding on the stage, and I thought, Oh, my god, she’s going to climb on the scaffolding and jump from the scaffolding. I was paralyzed; I couldn’t enjoy the show as I was so worried about her breaking her neck. I knew the height of the heel. You just don’t want this to happen. At the same time, it’s almost comical because you have the feeling that people are just [praying] that it will happen to you, for the heel to break, so I thought with this tableau it would be funny to go, “claaak,” and then the shoe breaks, and everybody will be there thinking, “Oh, my god, he must be feeling awful,” and then they all break, and it becomes part of the choreography.

WWD: Some of the scenes in the show are very dark and erotic. Did you want to create a type of Lynch-ian atmosphere?
C.L.: Yes, absolutely, the venue totally lends itself to that.

WWD: Dancers are known for having ugly feet. Was that something that you thought about when designing the shoes?
C.L.: I did think about it, but it’s not completely true. The classical ballerina has, of course, this large foot, but at the same time it is often, if not always, compensated with a beautiful arch. You can’t be a really good dancer if you have flat feet.

WWD: If your archives were to burn down, what one pair of shoes would you save first?
C.L.: Probably I would go for more of an emotional one, which is a bit like the rosebud to “Citizen Kane”; I would go for the Love shoe, which was my first shoe and was really the birth of my company.

2012年3月5日星期一

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Kim Kardashian in Christian Louboutin at the Ultimate Engagement Ring contest in New York


Kim Kardashian in Christian Louboutin at the Ultimate Engagement Ring contest in New York