Ladies, I bring good news. The Christian Louboutin F/W 2011 Lookbook has arrived and it is truly remarkable!

I always knew that Mr. Louboutin was a true artiste, but this has taken my devout admiration for the designer to an entirely different level. In the new lookbook, Louboutin ‘references’ paintings by greats like Francisco de Zurbaran and James McNeill Whistler, employing them as vehicles, so to speak, to showcase his own ‘art.’ The entire project was photographed by Peter Lipmann; you can investigate his editorial work here

So, should we take a hint? Is this Louboutin’s not-so-subtle way of telling us his creations should be displayed in museums alongside the likes of art legends? Well, after a few flips through this lookbook, I’d say he is perhaps deserving of some consideration. My favorite piece from the lookbook has to be the purple 8 Mignon sandal placed in the fruit basket of de Zurbaran’s Santa Dorotea painting. Might we recall these same shoes gracing the feet of Blake Lively just last Wednesday during her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno? Lively certainly got my attention with her flawless choice in footwear—and FYI, they’re only about $1,195.

Sure, some of us may not be able to afford a pair of reality-defying Louboutins, but we can all, without a doubt, afford to admire these beautiful photographs. Enjoy!

Images provided courtesy of telegraph.co.uk

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