As he celebrates 20 years in business, Christian Louboutin is on a roll. The shoe designer’s latest anniversary project is a collaboration with Paris cabaret Crazy Horse, famed for its topless dancers. Louboutin is to create four new tableaux for the venue’s nightly “Désirs” show, originally launched in 2009. His portion of the spectacle will be on show from March 5 to May 31, WWD has learned, but details are still hush-hush. Louboutin has previously created shoes for the Crazy Horse dancers, who also wear designs by Ernest, a local institution specializing in skyscraper heels.
But what are these tableaux?! Thank you, Wikipedia:
In Britain in the 1930s, when the Windmill Theatre, London, began to present nude shows, British law prohibited performers moving whilst in a state of nudity. To get around that rule, models appeared naked in stationary tableaux vivants. To keep within the law, sometimes devices were used which rotated the models without them moving themselves.
Well, this is fairly fascinating! (Styleite: your source for all stripper knowledge!) Anyway, we think this means Louboutin is directing a Parisian strip show in which the strippers won’t move but will probably be wearing some “vulgar” shoes.