Giant Crystal Stiletto Takes Center Stage At Christian Louboutin Exhibition In Monaco

At first glance, the shoe is hard to discern. At the center of the Treasure Room, which brings together some of the designer’s most extravagant creations, sits a traditional Spanish palanquin, a shoulder-borne litter, typically used for carrying nobility or religious effigies during parades. Like everything else in the exhibition, it is exquisitely made, handcrafted by Spanish coppersmiths and decorated with drapes embroidered in the studio of Indian couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Flanked by roses in silver urns, softly lit by a bank of church candles and ornate candelabras, a two-meter-tall Christian Louboutin stiletto rises up from its silver and gold altar, like a crystal slipper for

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