People and Brands:
Medium: Black pony skin and silver metal
Date: Fall 2002
Credit: Gift of Christian Louboutin
These platforms by Christian Louboutin reference Manchu shoes, which are distinguished by simple, slipper style uppers mounted on a high platform. The Manchus ruled China during the Qing dynasty. Unlike Han Chinese women, Manchu women did not bind their feet.
Object Number: 2005.76.2