16 June 2020 – 3 January 2021

Palais de la Porte Dorée

  • Guided tours

    - In French: every Saturday at 11am and 2pm, and Sundays at 4pm.
    - In English: every Sunday at 10:30 am.

    With the help of a guide, explore the teeming universe of Christian Louboutin, the facets of his imagination and his many references. Revealing his sources of inspiration and creative processes, the exhibition showcases Christian’s vision through some of the designer’s most precious works from his personal archive, as well as loans from public collections.

    Rates: full price 16 € /concession price 13 €.
    Duration: 1h30

    To reserve : reservation@palais-portedoree.fr

  • "Abracadabra , soulier !" workshop

    Sundays March 22nd, April 9th and 19th, at 10.30 am
    Children aged 6-10 years

    Where does a designer's inspiration come from? How does he or she play with shapes and colours? Equipped with stencils, stickers and ribbons, kids will discover silkscreen printing and create a shoe that they can customize to their heart’s content.

    Rates:
    - Adults: full price 10 € / concession price 6 €.
    - Children: 6 €.

    Duration: 1h30

    Reservation required: reservation@palais-portedoree.fr

  • "Soulier au fil" workshop

    Sundays April 5th and 16th, May 3rd and 31st, at 10.30 am
    Children aged 6-10 years old

    Shoes: It’s a long story! Children will follow in Christian Louboutin’s footsteps by creating a rather special shoe, while learning about the French designer’s work. They can then customize their creation with threads and fabrics, turning it the shoe of their dreams!

    Rates:
    - Adults: full price 10 € / concession price 6 €.
    - Children: 6 €.

    Duration: 1h30

    Reservation required: reservation@palais-portedoree.fr

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“Never limited to the appearance of a finished object, a shoe is the result of nearly a hundred steps that all contribute to its design.”.

Christian Louboutin

“Never limited to the appearance of a finished object, a shoe is the result of nearly a hundred steps that all contribute to its design.”.

Christian Louboutin

Today, the art of shoemaking at Christian Louboutin isn’t limited to the finished object, des-tined to simply be observed as in one of the previous rooms. A shoe is the result of almost a hundred distinctive steps of construction and as many gestures that allow for its completion. This room combines two different yet complementary aspects: works and objects that embody the creative process (feet, forms, fabrics, tools, materials) but more importantly, a series of films that bring to life the stages involved in the making of a shoe, from patterning to stitching and so on. Showing the constant dialogue between a craftsman’s two hands and underlining the undeniably human element of the process, these five films also serve to inform the visitor. A mini Christian Louboutin explains the different steps of shoemaking with clarity and of course, a touch of humor, reminding us that creative and artistic impetus is what animates and breathes life into the craftsman’s hands.

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