• Stylewatch: Guy Bourdin's glamorous girls inspire Christian Louboutin

    5 days ago - By The Guardian

    The shoe brand's latest adverts pay tribute to the sex and edge of the French fashion photographer. But are they too retro? Throughout the 70s and 80s, Guy Bourdin took pictures of women and, sometimes, parts of women. These images were surreal, glamorous, ghostly, graphic , witty and sexy. The women were anonymous, and often dressed in swimsuits, occasionally with tights as well. They had props: telephones, teddy bears, beds, dolphins, bus stops. More often than not, their shoes were at the centre of the images.
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  • Christian Louboutin's 'nude' shoes reclaim the word for non-white skin

    5 days ago - By The Guardian

    'Nude' is used in fashion as synonymous with white skin. Now a leading shoe designer is offering the leg-lengthening power of nude shoes to more skin tones
    • Follow Guardian Fashion on Twitter In fashion, "nude" can be used to describe the colour of anything from Kate Middleton's favourite pumps to a blouse or a shade of nail polish. The colour in question is a sort of beige, biscuity shade, roughly similar to the colour of Caucasian skin. It is praised for its flattering qualities and, when it comes to shoes, its leg-lengthening powers. People with skin of any other colour - and...
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