There’s always room for more nudes. Christian Louboutin knows that for a fact. The French designer, known for his signature red sole on every shoe, extended his collection of skin-tone shoes to included two new styles.
Louboutin’s nude collection first shook the fashion scene in 2013. He released five shades of skin tone pumps with the idea that in every woman’s closet there should be a pair of shoes which closely matches her skin tone. In the designer’s opinion, they’re effortlessly elegant without detracting from an outfit as a whole. “The shoes are there to give the woman an extra lift, not to take attention away from the legs and what she is wearing,” said Louboutin. “They disappear like magic and become a fluid extension of her legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette.”
In 2015, he admitted that the range of colors he offered was incomplete. “There are two colors that I’m missing the range of in the middle,” he said. “In the next year, we will be at seven total skin tones.” His goals came to fruition with his current nude collection composed of seven skin-tone inspired shades.
In the past, nude heels by Louboutin only came in pointed toe flats and stilettos, but the new additions are what the designer calls “fashion” heels. The first new style named Christeriva. Its lace-up straps highlight a ballet-shoe inspiration while it’s stiletto heel adds a fashion-forward edge.
Cherrysandal is the second new style. It’s floating strap effect follows the “naked dress” trend that’s taking over red carpets and fashionista closets. The shoe’s chunky platform heel extends the leg without the sharpness of a pointed heel.
There’s no such thing as a free nude. On the Louboutin website, Christeriva will cost you 875.00 USD, and Cherrysandal will cost you 895.00 USD.