So the U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 20,457 pairs of fake Christian Louboutins at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport. That’s a helluva lot of fake red soles. Customs officials said the heels would have been worth an estimated $18 million had they made it to the market.
It’s a big story and thankfully Getty was there on the scene to document it all. They got a lot of close up shots of the shoes which, despite Customs citing them as “very good counterfeits,” look pretty fake to us. But we couldn’t help but feel like the scene inside the warehouse started to look like an America’s Next Top Model-esque editorial. Customs officers were photographed looking all stern (read: fierce) displaying their fake wares. Giddy girl reporters tried them on. It’s Friday. It made us laugh.
Click through. See what we mean? Sorta?