An invitation to discover and experience the designer’s rich universe, L’Exhibition[niste] is both the largest ever exhibit dedicated to his multi- referential work and the first to take place in his hometown of Paris, at an institution that has played an important role in inspiring his vocation.
Born nearby in the 12th arrondissement, the designer began visiting the Palais de la Porte Dorée during his adolescence. It was on one such visit that he noticed a sign forbidding visitors to wear high heeled shoes, subsequently providing the inspiration for one of his most iconic designs: the Pigalle pump.
After sponsoring a project to enhance and emphasize the Palais de la Porte Dorée’s Art Deco heritage, Christian Louboutin was invited to create a special project in the space, ultimately resulting in L’Exhibition[niste], a five month long immersive exhibition.
Guests were invited to preview the exhibit throughout the cocktail party which featured a performance by L’Orchestre Lamoureux. Lead by conductor Nicolas Krauze, the orchestra played a selection of movie scores speaking to Christian Louboutin’s love of cinema.
Following an intimate dinner, guests enjoyed a second performance by L’Orchestre Lamoureux, joined by Belgian-Egyptian singer Tamino.