Christian Louboutin's gorgeous 20th anniversary book, Christian Louboutin (Rizzoli) comes out today. To accompany the book, they filmed interviews and behind-the scenes footage of several of its subjects, one of whom happens to be the inimitable Dita von Teese. In this exclusive video, the burlesque star tells us about her love of red soles, wearing a pair of shoes that weren't even made for a real foot and other burlesque performers painting the bottoms of their shoes red. You also see her shoot for the book, in which nothing but a pair if sparkly yellow stilettos are covering her goods. Maybe this will help inspire Louboutin's judge to let him keep his red sole trademark? Enjoy!
Christian Louboutin Collaborated with David Lynch and John Malkovich on His First Book, Out Next Month
Christian Louboutin, one of the world's most celebrated shoe designers, has completed his first book and it promises to be be more than just pretty pictures of stilettos. While his name may be more closely associated with red-soled Hollywood starlets than anything else, the man is truly an artist who is passionate about and dedicated to his craft. So perhaps that's why people like John Malkovich and David Lynch have signed on as collaborators. Christian Louboutin [Rizzoli] is like a biography, retrospective and photography book all rolled into one. Following a foreword by legendary actor/producer John Malkovich, there will be one chapter devoted to his biography, including his work for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent and never-before-seen personal photos; one chapter focusing on the interiors of his boutiques around the world; one chapter devoted to his "20 years of design" including still life portraits and editorials; one chapter with shots of his homes in Paris and Egypt and his studios and workshops; and one chapter devoted to his collaboration with filmmaker David Lynch called "Fetish," a series of photographs of Louboutin's limited-edition fetish shoes, which have been shown in galleries but never published in a book.