Christian Louboutin, Exhibition[niste]

NEW DATES - At the Palais de la Porte Dorée, see the first exhibition devoted to the work and creativity of Christian Louboutin, footwear designer and key figure in the fashion world.
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At the age of barely 12, Christian Louboutin started drawing his first shoes inspired by the architectural and ornamental beauty of the Palais de la Porte Dorée. It is therefore only natural that the rooms of this magnificent Art Déco building that saw the birth of his vocation, now houses a completely original exhibition devoted to the career of the creator of the iconic red sole.

Christian Louboutin: the Exhibition is an invitation to discover Christian Louboutin’s rich universe filled with his passion for travel and for the worlds of pop culture, theatre, dance, literature and cinema. In revealing all these inspirations, the exhibition showcases a selection of the most precious works from Louboutin’s personal collection and loans from public collections, some of which have never been exhibited, and others that resulted from exclusive collaborations.

These magnificently displayed artistic and heritage pieces converse with stained glass panels created by the Maison du Vitrail, a Sevillian silver palanquin and a cabaret sculpted in Bhutan, as witnesses to the artist’s admiration for craftsmanship and skill. The exhibition will also unveil collaborations, never seen before, with artists who are important to him: the director and photographer David Lynch, the New Zealand multimedia artist Lisa Reihana, the British designer duo Whitaker Malem, the Spanish choreographer Blanca Li, and the Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, amongst others.

An exhibition not to be missed!

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293 avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris 12ème

Days and opening hours

From 16/06/2020 to 03/01/2021 between 10 am and 5.30 pm. Closed on Monday. Online booking is required. Mask must be worn. Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Last access 1 hour before closing time.


  • Adult: 9 to 12 € (Palais Ticket (Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration + Tropical Aquarium)).

    Guided tour of the exhibition: 250 € full rate - 105 € * to 180 € reduced rate Self-guided tour of the exhibition: €150 full rate - €25* to €100 reduced rate *Prices reserved for social groups and groups of visitors with disabilities. Online booking required: https://www.palais-portedoree.fr.


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
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