Louboutin Star Wars Shoes Benefit Starlight Foundation

Long ago we shared with you some very funky Star Wars shoes by trendy brand Irregular Choice.  You can now throw those in the back of the closet because legendary chic shoe designer Christian Louboutin has just created 5 pair of swanky heels – each embellished with bejeweled tie-fighters –  for The Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm as  a one-of-a-kind collaboration for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Louboutin Star Wars Shoes

Christian Louboutin and Vice President and Executive Creative Director for the Star Wars franchise, Doug Chiang, conceived of and created five extraordinary pieces inspired by the film – four 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) and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) and one last pair, The Spaceship – a Showcase shoe to be unveiled later this week.

Louboutin working on the shoe designs with Doug Chiang, photo by Genevieve Elkin for VF

The commemorative styles — each signed by the designer, as well as the actress that portrays each character, were created for auction now through December 20 here, with proceeds benefitting Starlight Children’s Foundation on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change

Each shoe is valued at $10,000 a pair and comes with a special screening of the movie at Lucasfilms Headquarters. Bidding has already begun.

The Rey Shoe

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi One-of-a-Kind Rey Inspired Christian Louboutin Shoes
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. The shoes are embellished with a bespoke glimmering jewel inspired by the Tie Fighter Spaceship.
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Captain Phasma Shoe

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi One-of-a-Kind Captain Phasma Inspired Christian Louboutin Shoes
Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) shoe evokes by the curves of her armor, represented by silver specchio leather yokes, reflecting her strict and authoritative character. The shoes are embellished with a bespoke glimmering jewel inspired by the Tie Fighter Spaceship.
Bid here

The Rose Tico Shoe

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi One-of-a-Kind Rose Tico Inspired Christian Louboutin Shoes
Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) is represented through a utilitarian sandal imaged by Christian Louboutin, depicting a technical, engineering-driven individual. The strong heel protects an inner stiletto, reflecting the shell safeguarding her resilient spirit. The shoes are embellished with a bespoke glimmering jewel inspired by the Tie Fighter Spaceship.
Bid here

The Amilyn Holdo Shoe

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi One-of-a-Kind Amilyn Holdo Inspired Christian Louboutin Shoes 
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.  The shoes are embellished with a bespoke glimmering jewel inspired by the Tie Fighter Spaceship.
Bid here

A sketch of the soon to be unveiled Spaceship Shoe (courtesy of Vanity Fair):

Go behind the scenes from San Francisco to Paris as they create the shoes:

This is not the first time Louboutin has created a shoe for a Disney Movie, he was one of the designers who re-imagined shoes for Cinderella.

images and information courtesy of Star Wars: Force for Change and Charity Buzz

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