In collaboration news we weren’t expecting, Christian Louboutin is releasing a Star Wars-themed shoe collection and it’s amazing.
In anticipation of the release of the franchise’s next installment, Star Wars: The Next Jedi coming out next Friday, the Louboutin collection pays tribute to four of the film’s female heroines: Rey (Daisy Ridley), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran). The shoes will make their debut tomorrow at the Los Angeles premiere.
The four shoes are a truly exquisite tribute. Rey’s shoe makes excellent use of translucent PVC, which represents her Jedi powers, and her blue heel symbolizes her lightsaber. Amilyn Holdo, vice admiral, has a dramatic, deep purple shoe the color of her burgundy cape. Captain Phasma’s shoe is as no-nonsense as she is — the heel in an unusual yet authoritarian curve. Rose Tico’s sandal — my personal favorite because it’s the most extra — has a chunky heel and white arches etched into its deep red sole, the thick yellow ribbon securing your ankle.
The footwear will be auctioned off to benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change from December 7 through December 20.