Thursday, July 17, 2008


Director David Lynch and shoe designer Christian Louboutin have collaborated on a piece called 'Fetish'. It displayed in Galerie du passage,Paris in late 2007. 'Fetish' Consists of five pairs of custom made shoes by Louboutin and photographs of said shoes by Lynch.

Louboutin has amalgamated his trademark red soles with almost unwearable shapes. They contort the foot as he wanted to push the notion of extreme fetish in his work; by creating shoes and then experimenting with their representation in two-dimensional form. He explained “I tried to keep an element of my drawings, to be faithful to the drawings, with no practicality, just pleasure, thinking of extreme fetish shoes. Usually when you go to the third dimension you lose something; then I wanted to photograph them - I find there’s more emotion with cinematic images. I wanted Lynch’s style and since we’d recently become friends it was natural for me to ask him”

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