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Christian Louboutin designs shoes inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi characters

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Dec 7, 2017

If you’re a fan of fancy footwear, then the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi fashion collaboration will knock your socks off. Famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin is commemorating the release of Episode VIII with four custom shoe styles which are inspired by different characters in the film: Rey, Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Captain Phasma, and Rose Tico.

This isn’t the first time that Louboutin has collaborated with Disney. He previously designed shoes inspired by the films Maleficent and Cinderella. Disney has a long history of working with fashion designers; Rag & Bone recently launched a Star Wars collection.

Disney reached out to Louboutin and invited him to San Francisco to work on the collaboration. He met with Doug Chiang, VP and Executive Creator Director for Lucasfilm, to come up a showpiece shoe called the Nomad Shoemaker, which will make its debut at the Los Angeles premiere of The Last Jedi on December 9th. Louboutin then created the four additional shoes based on female characters in the movie.

The Rey shoe has a leather ankle strap inspired by her costumes. The clear part of the shoe represents her relationship with the Force, while the blue heel brings to mind the color of her lightsaber.

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We haven’t met Amilyn Holdo (played by Laura Dern) onscreen yet, but her shoe is inspired by the color of her cape, as well as the strength she posseses.

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Captain Phasma’s shoe evokes the chrome of her plated armor. The details on the shoe reflect her austere character.

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Rose Tico is another new-to-us character. Her shoe reflects her engineering background, as well as her inner strength.

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For a peek at the design process of the shoes, check out Vanity Fair’s exclusive first look at they were made. If you’re hoping to get your hands on one of these shoes, it won’t be easy. Each style is one-of-a-kind. It will be signed by its designer and put up for auction to benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation as a part of Force for Change. You can bid on them from December 7th through the 20th at charitybuzz.com/StarWars.