The Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign, ‘Painted Spring,’ references artistic flower paintings. As with the Rubenesque campaign of last Fall, photographer Peter Lippman has woven his special magic around the world’s most coveted shoes. This time painters from different eras are featured.
A pastiche of Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ shows a pair of yellow sling-backs carelessly left by the vase of flowers, one of the shoes displaying the trademark scarlet soles.
A glorious profusion of michaelmas daisies, inspired by Monet, has a pair of pumps in pastel shades almost camouflaged among the flowers.
Jan Bruegel the Elder is represented by a floral display supporting one ‘So Kate’ python pump, the other standing proud on the marble-topped table beside a decorative shell. The shoes are exquisitely decorated in shades of turquoise and red, against a nude background.
Bruegel the Younger’s tribute shows a gold Martha sandal perched atop an ornate gilt-stemmed vase, containing a vivid array of flowers.
The hommage to Henri Fantin-Latour is a striking display of pink and peach roses. The footwear is a lace-up, with scarlet heel and toe-piece, nude vamp and laces set into dark glittery red. A red bird, and an insect on the shoe, give a natural feel.
Two versions of the Sweet Charity bag are in the collection. The first, in studded poudre patent leather with green sides, is set against a jade green wall near a vase of pink and red blooms. This is Lippman’s Cezanne fantasy. A plate of peaches reflects the peach-toned front of the bag, and its yellow studded bow.
A more subtle version of the bag stands by a display of pastel blooms inspired by Camille Pissarro. The delicate shades of roses, sweet peas, hydrangeas and Japanese anemones perfectly complement the white, black and peach of this bag.
Shoes and bags featured in the Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign are on sale from now on.