From December 7-20th, you have the opportunity to bid on exclusive custom shoe styles designed and signed by Christian Louboutin. 80% of the net proceeds from this auction will benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change.
Invited to San Francisco earlier this year by Lucasfilm, Christian Louboutin was welcomed at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the innovative studio leading VFX and animation for the Star Wars franchise. There, in meetings with Vice President and Executive Creative Director for the Star Wars franchise, Doug Chiang, the idea of the Nomad Shoemaker’s masterpiece was born; the result an imaginative and innovative mix of Christian Louboutin and the Star Wars’ teams’ creativity and savoir faire.
Christian Louboutin has created four exclusive custom shoe styles epitomizing the spirit of four of the film’s heroines – Rey (Daisy Ridley), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) & Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran).
- Rey (Daisy Ridley) is portrayed by an ankle-strap leather sandal inspired by the character’s costumes including the harnesses that strap her body, whilst translucent PVC reflects her Jedi powers and the Force she embodies. The style is finished with a blue strass heel evoking the color of her lightsaber.
- Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo’s (Laura Dern’s) pumps are the natural extension of her costume, directly inspired by her draped burgundy cape and the strong, reserved and empowered character she portrays.
- Gwendoline Christie’s (Captain Phasma) shoe evoked by the curves of her armor, represented by silver specchio leather yokes, reflecting her strict and authoritative character.
- Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) is represented through a utilitarian sandal imagined by Christian Louboutin, depicting a technical, engineering-driven individual. The strong heel protects an inner stiletto, reflecting the shell safeguarding her resilient spirit.
Each style is embellished with a bespoke glimmering jewel inspired by the Tie Fighter Spaceship.
The commemorative styles – each signed by the designer and the actress that portrays each character the style was created for, will be auctioned on charitybuzz.com/StarWars from December 7-20th, with proceeds benefitting Starlight Children’s Foundation on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change. The showpiece, unveiled at the premiere on December 9th will be added to the auction after its much-anticipated reveal. Star Wars: Force for Change, a charitable initiative from Lucasfilm and Disney, harnesses the strength of Star Wars to empower and improve the lives of children around the world. Starlight Children’s Foundation creates moments of joy and comfort for hospitalized kids and their families.
Learn more about the auction at Charitybuzz.com/StarWars!