Christian Louboutin's Nude Flats Are A Big Step Forward For Women Of Color
Christian Louboutin Adds Ballet Flats to the Nude Collection
It was in 2013 when designer Christian Louboutin first introduced his ‘Nudes Collection’ in five shades and four styles, and has since then added two more colors to better match any woman’s skin tone. For spring/summer 2019 he thought about something slightly different, revamping his Nudes Collection by adding some appealing pointy-toe ballet flats as well. So now, you have the chance to find the perfect pair of ballet flats for your skin tone thanks to the simplistic, yet totally fabulous Christian Louboutin nude flats range!
Named Solasofia, besides the pointy toes these ballet flats feature nappa leather and, of course, come with the iconic red sole. Priced at 5, they range all the way from the palest color in the nude spectrum – ‘Lea Nue’ #1, to the darkest one – ‘Toudou’ #7. To better embody the whole ‘nudes for all’ concept, which in the makeup industry also usually comes in too light shades mostly, Louboutin asked photographers Sofia & Mauro to capture the collection’s true essence, a task the duo stunningly accomplished. The campaign features ballerinas wearing matching nude tutus, gracefully representing all the skin tones possible. The label’s Instagram account states the Ballet Flats Nudes Collection has “a spectrum of seven hues suited to any skin tone … to ensure every woman can meet her match.”
“The nude collection is dedicated to people who want to have great legs, to have a great silhouette. Not necessarily to emphasize the shoe. If you look at the shoe, it looks good, if you don’t look at the shoe, if you don’t see the details, it’s all about the legs; it’s all about the person,” Louboutin told , reminding us that what he likes the most about being a fashion designer is the ability to please women’s tastes rather than merely being praised for being a talented fashion designer.
He also reminded us that nude shoes actually help elongate the figure, which means that if you are looking for something to wear with your miniskirt or mid-calf dress, which is usually the hardest length to showcase, going for any kind of nude-toned shoes is always the right choice. Moreover, it will make you feel more at ease with yourself rather than worried about your look. “It’s great for when you are just thinking of yourself, when you’re not thinking of being dressed. It keeps you undressed in a way,” wisely concluded the French designer.
Given the fact that a lot of celebrities ran literally amok when the Louboutin Nudes collection was first introduced (personalities such as Gigi Hadid, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Emma Stone and Jennifer Lopez have been spotted wearing the brand’s nude shoes both on and off the red carpet), we expect this new style to receive a similar treatment and quickly become a must-have.
Photos courtesy of Christian Louboutin
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