Luxury – such a great word with so many ramifications, that almost every domain, if not all, has dedicated all the necessary efforts to develop at least a luxury product for the market. Luxury cars, luxury jewelry, luxury hi-tech equipments, luxurious houses, haute couture and fine, delicate wines - luxury has become a must-have attitude. One of the most prestigious luxurious collaboration is right here: Piper Heidsieck has teamed up with shoe-god Christian Louboutin to create “Le Rituel” (the ritual).
16 Dec, 2009
Lately, collaborations seem almost a trend that every respectable designer must have in their resume, and Louboutin is the perfect example and model, showing that everything is possible with a little bit of imagination and the right attitude.
For his project with champagne makers Piper Heidsieck, Christian Louboutin has came up with a box set, containing, of course, as expected, a glass of champagne and a glass shoe – with Louboutin’s signature on it – the red sole.
Here’s what Louboutin once said about his red sole: “In 1992 I incorporated the red sole into the design of my shoes. This happened by accident as I felt that the shoes lacked energy so I applied red nail polish to the sole of a shoe. This was such a success that it became a permanent fixture.”
This limited edition gift set is a very privileged moment in the fashion industry, as two titans in luxury fashion and wines get together. The origin of this collaboration comes from an old legend, which stipulated that back in the 1880, there was a certain society that had the weird “social decadent high-society stamp” of drinking out of women’s shoes. Repeating history, “Le Rituel” box set promises to be a sure collector’s item.