Earlier this year I had the privilege of photographing the great Christian Louboutin for not one but two jobs shot on the same day at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles. This dual shoot was for Footwear News Magazine and Louboutin, Inc. and centered around introducing his latest shoe design called Malangeli, which was a collaboration with actress Angelina Jolie and based off her character in the Disney film Maleficent.
Mr. Louboutin was a delight to work with and certainly made my job easier by bringing his big personality to set (he even showed me a few of his killer dance moves). Since the shoot friends have asked me, “Did you get any shoes?”. I could only reply with an honest “no” and a quote from a recent article that said, “Christian doesn’t believe in giving away shoes”. I’m not sure if that’s true, but I didn’t dare ask him.
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