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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Musée Imaginaire

“When you draw, there are various inspirations that get mixed together, and I wanted to show these works, these pieces that are important to me [...]”.

Christian Louboutin

“When you draw, there are various inspirations that get mixed together, and I wanted to show these works, these pieces that are important to me [...]”.

Christian Louboutin

The Musée Imaginaire presents what is both a conclusion and an invitation to a journey, com-bining the experience of the visit that has just taken place with that of an unprecedented gath-ering of works and objets d’art coming from extremely eclectic civilizations and cultures, high-lighting how much the imagination in any fashion design crystallizes various visual and artistic repertoires. This space is a stroll through Christian Louboutin’s sources of inspiration and refer-ences, linking the present exhibition to the actual history of the place where it unfolds, like a place of historical interest, a souvenir of the Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie where, as a child and adolescent, he experienced his first aesthetic emotions, and which made him want to travel, discover other cultures and dream.

Some sources are more closely defined by a specific fashion history, while others are entirely pictorial. The world of objets d’art, whether classical or surrealist and including Wedgwood’s blue and white porcelain, especially Egyptian objects designed by Vivant Denon and boxes by Joseph Cornell, is powerfully present, reminding us how that the art of the shoe is inextricably linked to the mastery of form.

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