The Force is with these heels. Lucasfilm unveiled Thursday Christian Louboutin’s collection of designer shoes inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Louboutin has designed five original styles based on the film’s themes and characters — and while they won’t be available for retail, Jedi masters with deep pockets will be able to bid on them in a charity auction benefitting Starlight Children’s Foundation. Here’s a first look at Louboutin’s runway-ready (or shall we say run-Rey-ready?) collection.
Designer Louboutin previously created original footwear for Disney’s Cinderella and Maleficent. He admits he was baffled by the idea of doing a Star Wars collection, until he saw the visual connection between The Last Jedi‘s red planet Crait and his shoes’ signature red lacquered soles.
The collection includes four character shoes inspired by the films’ heroines and a “showpiece shoe” to be revealed at the film’s premiere. The shoe for Rey (Daisy Ridley) is a sandal with a leather ankle strap that echoes her costume’s harnesses, translucent PVC to represent the Force, and a blue strass heel the color of her lightsaber. Vice Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern) gets a pump that matches her elegant, draped costume. New character Rose (Kelly Marie Tran), who doesn’t seem like a the high-heel type, gets Louboutin’s interpretation of a “utilitarian sandal;” the chunky heel contains an “inner stiletto,” symbolizing “the shell safeguarding her resilient spirit.” Finally, Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) is represented by a silver leather shoe that mimics the curves of her armor. Each shoe is adorned with a jewel that resembles a TIE Fighter.
The pièce de résistance (or is that Resistance?) of Louboutin’s Last Jedi collection is a “showpiece shoe” that will be revealed at the Last Jedi premiere this weekend in Los Angeles, presented in a “hyper-realistic hologram installation” designed by Industrial Light & Magic and flanked by members of the Praetorian Guard. Vanity Fair has a sketch of the top-secret shoe, which resembles a spaceship and has the sky-high stiletto heel of Louboutin’s famous Ballerina Ultima pump. The shoes aren’t made for walking — unless the wearer has supernatural balancing abilities. We may know a guy on Dagobah who can help with that.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on Dec. 15.
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