Stiletto designer Christian Louboutin has teamed up with champagne brand Piper-Heidsieck to create a luxurious holiday package, comprising a bottle of champagne and a crystal heel from which to drink it.
Inspired by a Russian 'ritual' after ballet performances, where the bubbly-filled slipper of the prima ballerina was raised to a toast by her admirers -- a ritual that was adopted in an even more frivolous way in Parisian cabarets during the Belle Epoque period -- the crystal stiletto comes with a translucent sole and heel, saturated with Louboutin's signature red.
The designer is currently on a promotional tour for the package and has directed a mini-movie that plays on the Cinderella theme, with actors Elisa Sednaoui and Rossif Sutherland playing a couple falling in love and having to part at midnight. Just as in the fairy tale, he finds the crystal shoe she lost hurrying down the steps, and holds on to it as the only memory of the evening.
Here's a link to the website: Le Rituel. This is the site that lets you order. Or there is a "watch only" link to this site which didn't work for me. It requires a birthdate but just freezes right now for me. So, of course, trusty YouTube has the video which I will embed here:
Here's a making of video which discusses Cinderella just a little bit. And, hey, Cinderella isn't a blonde!
Fascinating...This has been a popular theme this year if one remembers the Maison Martin Margiela Glass Slippers.