Once in a while, you come across a concept so unique and brilliant and an execution so flawless, that you can't help but applaud the creativity behind it! For their 2011 Fall Lookbook, Christian Louboutin collaborated with photographer Peter Lipmann to give iconic paintings like Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother, Marie-Guillemine Benoist's Portrait d'une Negresse, Renaissance artist Francois Clouet's Elizabeth of Austria, Georges de la Tour’s “Magdalene and the Flame”, a touch of Louboutin!
These paintings were literally transformed such that Whistler's mother ended up with a "Tootsie" ankle boot, Elizabeth with a 'Catalina' sequinned clutch bag and a golden spiked 'Pigalilli' platform, Marie-Guillemine Benoist's Portrait d'une Negresse with a "Balda booty", so on and so forth. What a unique, inspiring homage! Check out some of my favorite images below:
Portrait d'une Negresse:
Georges de la Tour's Magdalene :
Francois Clouet’s Elizabeth of Austria:
Francisco de Zurbaran’s Santa Dorotea:
Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother
I know some of you might think these are too photoshopped but without it, I don't think it would have ended up being as "painting-esque". Now tell me, isn't the Christian Louboutin Fall 2011 Lookbook simply spectacular?
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