On your toes

Christian Loubouton fetish shoes, photographed by David Lynch
Christian Louboutin fetish shoes, photographed by David Lynch, 2007

The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York recently opened a shoe exhibition (if you’re into that sort of thing) to coincide with New York Fashion Week.  Included in the show are a pair of Christian Louboutin’s remarkable fetish shoes.  When Louboutin debuted the range in 2007 he collaborated with none other than David Lynch, who created five limited edition photographs featuring the footwear (see top and below)  and exhibited them at the Galerie du Passage in Paris.

More Lynch-photographed Louboutins
More Lynch-photographed Louboutins

Including ‘siamese shoes’ bound together by a single heel and 26 cm heels with a spike on the inside, the high fetish collection was complemented by Lynch’s moody, cinematic images and ambiguous, noir-ish content featuring dancers from the Crazy Horse in Paris.  And if these numbers are a little too extreme for your taste, there’s now the foot friendly Lady Lynch Louboutin,  inspired by the director and yours for US$625.

On your toes

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