Louboutin’s Love of India

DUBAI — Christian Louboutin landed in Dubai this week on a visit to pay homage to a country he has had a lifelong love affair with.
“I discovered India through the Bollywood films and music I watched as a young child growing up in Paris,” he said during a personal appearance at Level Shoes in Dubai Mall, part of the store’s “Dear India” campaign. Louboutin first traveled to the country at 16 and visited every year for the next several years. “I would spend three months at a time going all over India, traveling by train.” The designer said the country has been a constant source of inspiration for him.
Louboutin is launching his global collaboration with his friend, Indian couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee, which will be available exclusively in the Middle East at Level Shoes. “It is nice to bring the work that I’ve been doing for the Sabyasachi collaboration here to Dubai, as the bright light of the city brings a beautiful exposure to the rich work. There is a common thread between India and the Emirates — on how the bright sunlight reflects on the gold and embroidery details and textures that are not flat.”
Later that evening, Louboutin welcomed an exclusive

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