Christian Louboutin Celebrates the Opening of L’Exhibition[niste]

Christian Louboutin celebrated the opening of L’Exhibition[niste] at the Palais de la Porte Dorée museum with a cocktail party & dinner.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Following an intimate dinner, guests enjoyed a second performance by L’Orchestre Lamoureux, joined by Belgian-Egyptian singer Tamino.



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