Films about inanimate objects may not typically be the most fascinating, but Farida Khelfa's new documentary about Christian Louboutin is bound to be anything but tedious. Women's Wear Daily reports that the film has already garnered glowing reviews from designer Haider Ackermann, Alber Elbaz, and Jean Paul Gaultier among others based on a sneak preview at Paris's Pagode attended by the fashion industry's best and brightest. During a scant fifty-two minutes, the documentary delves into the inner workings of Louboutin's mind as he designs his crimson-soled shoes. Khelfa, a close companion of Louboutin's as well as a fashion industry veteran, spearheaded the artistic film despite the designer's distaste for personal monologues:
It’s rare for me to talk for more than five minutes. Here it’s for an hour, and I don’t feel like I’m suffocating.
So what does this much-anticipated film actually display to viewers? An analysis of Louboutin's best works, perhaps, or a selection of shoe manufacturing snippets seems entirely within reason. For those who weren't lucky enough to score an invite to the Pagoda's film debut will have to wait until the film airs on September 27 at 10:30 PM on the Arte Channel. Just be sure to keep your credit card safely out of reach, because this film is bound to induce a serious shoe craving.