Who knew Christian Louboutin was a Star Wars fan? To celebrate the release of The Last Jedi, the latest installment in the beloved sci-fi franchise, the famed shoemaker teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm for a range of heels inspired by four of the movie’s leading ladies: Rey, Admiral Holdo, Captain Phasma, and Rose Tico.
The footwear is up for auction from now until December 20, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation, which supports critically ill children in hospitals, on behalf of Star Wars: Force for Change.
Although one pair of limited-edition Louboutins—signed by the designer and a Star Warsactress—seems like a big enough prize alone, there’s even more included in the package. Winners get a second pair of the shoes plus a chance to visit the Lucasfilm headquarters, tour the studio, and view a special screening of The Last Jedi in San Francisco on January 16. (Unfortunately, travel and accommodations are not included.) The bids currently range from $2,000 to $3,250, but the packages have an estimated value of $10,000 each.
There’s also an additional “showpiece” that will be added to the auction on December 9, after it’s unveiled at the movie premiere. According to the brand, this shoe is inspired by the film and Louboutin’s extreme Ballerina Ultima heel.
Take a closer look at the limited-edition shoes below. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15.
This shoe, fashioned after Rey (Daisy Ridley), features a leather wrap ankle strap inspired by the belt on her costume. The translucent straps are a nod to “her Jedi powers and the Force she embodies,” the brand said in a statement. The tiny blue brass hue on the heel is a tribute to her lightsaber.
This plum pump is an homage to Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern), who sports lavender hair in the film. The drapery on the shoe mimics the fabric of her costume.
This silver style was inspired by Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), if the sleek lines and metallic color scheme didn’t already give it away. The criss-crossing straps imitate the curves of her armor.
Even Star Wars newbie Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) gets featured in the collection. As a maintenance worker in the Resistance, her design includes utilitarian details, as told by the block heel surrounding an inner stiletto, and a sandy ribbon ankle strap reminiscent of the color of her uniform.
A mini BB-9E and BB-8 roll among Louboutin samples and sketches in Louboutin’s design studio.
Louboutin works his magic.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US