The Star Wars Louboutins are here!

Vanity Fair has the scoop on The Last Jedi shoes from Christian Louboutin. There are four designs revealed: The Rose, the Amilyn Holdo, the Captain Phasma, and the Rey. A fifth pair, the Spaceship, will be unveiled at the film’s Los Angeles premiere on December 9

“A heel, for a woman, is also a type of weapon,” Louboutin explained while diving into the details of the signature shoes created for the mechanic Rose (Kelly Marie Tran), the Resistance leader Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern), the villainous Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), and the trilogy’s lightsaber-wielding hero, Rey (Daisy Ridley). The golden Rose shoe, echoing the color of her jumpsuit, is the most practical and “engineering-driven” design, with the signature Louboutin stiletto encased in a sturdier heel that’s perhaps better for adventuring. The shimmering purple Holdo heel is the ideal match for Holdo’s mauve hair and draped burgundy cape. The chrome curves of the Phasma heel are meant to invoke that character’s gleaming, menacing armor, while the Rey has a very scavenger–esque leather ankle strap and a translucent P.V.C. base reflecting her Jedi powers and the Force. But the pièce de résistance is a spiked blue strass heel echoing Rey’s Last Jedi weapon of choice, a blue lightsaber. As Louboutin put it: “The saber on the heel—I put the power on the heel. Rey is the one with the Force, she is the Jedi and a very physical and reactive person.”

None of the shoes are going into actual production – the one-of-a-kind designs will be auctioned off by Force for Change for charity.

3 Replies to “The Star Wars Louboutins are here!”

  1. I have a rule about shoes; I don’t buy them, no matter how good they are, if they cost more than my first car. I couldn’t afford the paint on the soles of these ones.

    1. That’s not the point, though, even if they were going on sale for real. High fashion is like concept cars – they’re there for the brands to experiment and push limits. (And, yes, publicity.) There is an audience that will buy them if/when they’re for sale, but they’re not for everyone, even if they are, technically, practical objects. But you’re not driving to work every day in your supercar, or wearing your special-edition Louboutins to go out to the Sunday matinee. (Unless you’re, IDK, Bruce Wayne and/or Carrie Bradshaw.)

  2. All of that is, of course, true. But if my first car had been a Maserati, I’d totally be bidding on the Rey shoes. They are lovely.

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