Louboutin designed four one-of-a-kind heels celebrating the female leads in the show’s eighth instalment, as well as one yet to be revealed “Spaceship creation”.
We’re excited enough as is for the premier of Star Wars: The Last Jedi this Thursday, but the girly side to our inner geek is even more hyped up now with the preview of Christian Louboutin’s Star Wars-inspired heels in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm.
A self-professed fan of the sci-fi franchise himself, Louboutin designed four one-of-a-kind heels celebrating the female leads in the show’s eighth instalment, as well as one yet to be revealed “Spaceship creation”.
“As every style is very, very different, I wanted to put a thread going from one to the other. So the thread which has been continuous is actually my interpretation of the fighter. It’s a feminine fighter,” Louboutin says, highlighting the bespoke Tie Fighter Spaceship jewel featured in the collection.
Here’s a closer look at the four designs, each named after the character that inspired it.
The Rey strongly reflects the heroine herself (Daisy Ridley), featuring translucent straps that evoke her Jedi powers and oneness with the Force, and a leather-wrap ankle strap that mirrors the harness on her scavenger-esque attire. The blue strass heel adds a nice touch, nodding to the colour of Rey’s lightsaber.
It is Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo’s (Laura Dern) lavender hair that inspired the colour of this shoe, while the draped details take cue from her long, hanging cape. We like the fact that even the custom spaceship embellishment follows the colour scheme!
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Captain Phasma makes clear references to the armour worn by the female commander of the First Order’s stormtroopers (Gwendoline Christie), with its metallic hue and chromatic curves. Its silver specchio leather yokes further serve to echo the commander’s authoritative character.
Mechanic Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) also deserves a spot in the collection as an homage to her technical assistance to the resistance. The design incorporates utilitarian details, characterised by chunkier heels, and a gold ribbon ankle strap matching the colour of Rose’s uniform.
Not only do we admire the collection for its brilliant Star Wars character references and effort to honour the diverse female roles be it heroine, villain or common technician, but also for its aid to charity. The shoes will only be available via auction on charitybuzz.com/StarWars from December 7 to 20, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Starlight Children’s Foundation on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change. The final “Spaceship” showpiece will be added to the auction upon its reveal.
Images: Courtesy of Guillaume Fandel