Louboutin Expands the Colors of the ‘Nude’ Shoe

Photo: Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

In 2013, Christian Louboutin released his first capsule collection of  nude shoes. Now, he's released new tones: At Bergdorf Goodman yesterday, he revealed varying silhouettes, which he says were inspired by the desire to offer shades that matched different women from around the world. To show off the shoes, he enlisted Shiona Turini, Jane Keltner de Valle, and Nina Garcia to style them however they wanted. (We have a first look at the images, below.)

Louboutin says he tried to make it a little easier on people who want to wear shoes to match their skin color — but acknowledges that he still has a long way to go. “There are two colors that I'm missing the range of in the middle," he says. "In the next year, we will be at seven total skin tones."

Shiona Turini. Photo: Kat Irlin
Nina Garcia. Photo: Kat Irlin
Jane Keltner de Valle. Photo: Kat Irlin