Star Wars, Louboutin Kick It Up a Notch

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Star Wars Louboutin Kick It Up a Notch

by Staci Layne Wilson

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Star Wars, Louboutin

“When I think of Star Wars, I think of haute couture high-heel shoes!” Said no one, ever.

But that may all change, now that high end shoe designer Christian Louboutin has gone to the galaxy far, far away. Well, at least—Disney. Following cool collaborations celebrating the releases of Cinderella (2012) and Maleficent (2014), Mr. Louboutin is pleased to once again team up with The Walt Disney Studios to commemorate the opening of the latest, highly anticipated entry in the beloved saga—Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The couture kicks are inspired by four of the flick’s finest heroines: Rey (Daisy Ridley), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran).

“A heel, for a woman, is also a type of weapon,” Louboutin explained while diving into the details of the signature shoes created inspired by the fighting females of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The golden Rose shoe, echoing the color of her engineer’s jumpsuit, is the most practical design with the signature Louboutin stiletto swathed in a sturdier structureThe twinkling purple Holdo heel matches Holdo’s hair and burgundy cape. The chrome curves of the Phasma shoe are a nod to her armor. The Rey has a leather ankle strap and a translucent PVC base celebrating her Jedi clout.

But the pièce de résistance is a spiked blue heel echoing Rey’s Last Jedi weapon of choice, a blue lightsaber. As Louboutin put it: “The saber on the heel—I put the power on the heel. Rey is the one with the Force, she is the Jedi and a very physical and reactive person.”

The First Lady of Star Wars, Carrie Fisher’s Leia, was not forgotten. Leia is “almost every character,” Louboutin said. “She has been powerful, funny, feminine, dominating, fragile, secretive, delicate, shy, respected, lonely. There is a part of her character that goes to every single character.”

These stylish Star Wars Louboutin shoes are destined to awaken the force. We know Storm Troopers can’t wear strappy sandals, but Star Wars fans can…that’s is, if you’re willing to bid. These babies unfortunately won’t be sold in stores, as one pair of each style will be signed by both the designer and the actress who plays each character and then exclusively auctioned off by Charity Buzz from now through Dec. 20.

A portion of the proceeds from the Star Wars Louboutin shoe auction will benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation, which creates moments of joy and comfort for hospitalized kids and their families. For 35 years, Starlight’s programs have positively impacted more than 60 million critically, chronically and terminally ill or injured children in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK.

Star Wars Louboutin Kick It Up a Notch

Rose Tico-Inspired Star Wars Louboutin Shoes

Description: “Rose Tico is represented through a utilitarian sandal imaged by Christian Louboutin, depicting a technical, engineering-driven individual. The strong heel protects an inner stiletto, reflecting the shell safeguarding her resilient spirit. The shoes are embellished with a bespoke glimmering jewel inspired by the Tie Fighter Spaceship.”

Rey-Inspired Christian Louboutin Shoes

Description: “Rey is portrayed by an ankle-strap leather sandal inspired by the character’s costumes including the harnesses that strap her body, whilst translucent PVC reflects her Jedi powers and the Force she embodies. The style is finished with a blue strass heel evoking the color of her lightsaber. The shoes are embellished with a bespoke glimmering jewel inspired by the Tie Fighter Spaceship.”

Star Wars -- Louboutin Kick It Up a Notch

Captain Phasma-Inspired Christian Louboutin Shoes

Description: “The Captain Phasma shoe evokes by the curves of her armor, represented by silver specchio leather yokes, reflecting her strict and authoritative character. The shoes are embellished with a bespoke glimmering jewel inspired by the Tie Fighter Spaceship.”

Amilyn Holdo-Inspired Christian Louboutin Shoes

Description: “Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo’s pumps are the natural extension of her costume, directly inspired by her draped burgundy cape and the strong, reserved and empowered character she portrays. The shoes are embellished with a bespoke glimmering jewel inspired by the Tie Fighter Spaceship.”

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The pièce de résistance, a unique showpiece shoe created by Christian Louboutin and Industrial Light & Magic, was unveiled at the gala Hollywood premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 9, 2017.

The showpiece shoes, unveiled on the red carpet

The custom display for theStar Wars Louboutin shoes features a hyper-realistic holographic installation, which will be seen during the film’s theatrical run. Louboutin says the hologram is the best way to express his vision: a combination of creativity, enchanted by magic, enriched by technology.

Star Wars -- Louboutin Kick It Up a Notch

Louboutin working his magic. [VanityFair.com]

The silver shoes will be housed inside a unique red crystal showcase, blurring the lines between reality and 3D animation. In this custom-made cabinet will be featured the story of Christian’s avatar—transforming a shredded chiffon pump, symbolic of Couture tradition into a spectacular, futuristic Ballerina Ultima-inspired-spaceship, to convoy the designer around the galaxy.

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Lupita Nyong’o and Daisy Ridley

May the footwear be with you!

Star Wars Louboutin Kick It Up a Notch

by Staci Layne Wilson

@Staci Wilson

 

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Staci Layne Wilson is an accomplished writer / director / producer / film critic and the author the bestseller So L.A. - A Hollywood Memoir. Find her on StaciLayneWilson.com

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