After writing about London’s Design Museum retrospective on Christian Louboutin’s 20 year career months ago I resolved myself to thinking there would be a zero percent chance of ever seeing or experiencing it. Exhibitions such fashion retrospectives are few and make very limited engagements outside of its host city/country.
When the news broke late last week that Toronto’s Design Exchange (DX) scored this famed exhibition that shattered attendance records at the Design Museum this past summer, an average of 910 visitors per day to be exact, I was in disbelief. It’s really coming folks and I can barely contain my excitement!
Curated by Donna Loveday, Head of Curatorial at the Design Museum, the exhibition will run from June 21 – September 15, 2013, drawing from Christian Louboutin’s personal archive to his latest collections including men’s shoes and handbags.
“At the core of the exhibition will be a unique exploration of Louboutin’s design process, taking the visitor through every stage of the design journey, revealing how a shoe is constructed, from the initial drawing and first prototype through to production in the factory.”
Christian Louboutin ranks at the top of my all-time favourite shoe designers; therefore you’ll know I’ll be one of the first people in line at the DX to see the retrospective. And you never know… maybe the French designer himself will appear in Toronto to celebrate the opening of this exhibition. I’ll have all of my fingers and toes crossed for this and maybe the chance to meet him until then.