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Photographer Peter Lippmann has been working with Christian Louboutin for several seasons. To highlight the fall-winter collection, Louboutin commissioned a series of portraits that references classic works of art—i.e. here are some Louboutin shoes and handbags set in the backdrop of iconic paintings. Like this Francois Clouet portrait of Elisabeth of Austria Queen of France, which was painted in the 16th-century, which gets the Louboutin spiked-platform pump treatment.
"The stand out glamour of the golden spiked platform court, encrusted with ruby strass crystals and the intense metallic palette of the sequinned clutch ensure they remain the focus of the image despite the majestic subject," says the notes.
- "The Tootsie is held aloft by Impressionist artist James McNeil Whistlersâ€™ mother in an allegory of his most famous painting of the samename. The elegant curve of the boot echoes the curve of her austere pose incontrast to the angular lines in the
- "Marie-Guilleme Benoitâ€™s masterpiece, Portrait dâ€™une negresse, has long been held as a symbol of emancipation and a fine balance between steely determination and femininity. The contrast between the model and her garments is echoed in the Balda B
- "The Puck boot appears in a recreation of the Georges de la Tour ionic piece and metaphor of the plight of the sacred female, â€˜Magdalene and the Flameâ€™. Here, his oft used technique of illuminating subjects through the depiction of a light source
- "The Artemis shoulder bag finds it natural setting amongst an interpretation of a classic Jean-Marc Nattier portrait. The French artist celebrated his youthful muses through allegorical portraits, placing them within a mythological context as goddes
- "The Spanish artist Francisco De Zurbaran, habitually placed his vivid subjects close to the surface of his pictures, this composition allowing for a dramatic juxtaposition against the dark background. Here the 8 Mignons sandal pops from the foregrou
- Jean-Baptise-Camille Corot, Portrait of a Girl, Shoe: Halte Black