It was a magical day on Monday, February 6th, 2011 when world-renowned shoe designer Christian Louboutin made a special appearance at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Bal Harbour, Florida to celebrate his 20th anniversary. More than 600 local fashionistas lined up to meet Mr. Louboutin who spent nearly 2 1/2 hours signing the famous red bottom heels with a colorful array of pens!
To celebrate the anniversary, the brand launched a limited edition capsule collection with some of the most delicious pairs of shoes I have ever seen! The collection, which included handbags as well, were inspired by his work over the past 20 years and will be available in store in March.
The event had a fun Cuban vibe with lite bites and drinks from Bongo’s and a salsa band that kept everyone entertained while trying on shoes or waiting in line.
We are very pleased to host Mr. Louboutin and help him celebrate his 20th anniversary”. commented Deborah Slack, Vice President and General Manager of Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour. “We’ve had a long-standing relationship with Christian since the beginning and look forward to the next 20 years”
The celebration continued at The Dutch located inside The W Hotel where 60 honored guests feted Mr. Louboutin in a more intimate setting. I sat with my friend and fellow blogger Annie Vazquez from TheFashionPoet.com to chat about all the breathtaking pieces we’d seen at Saks while enjoying some delicious bites including Little Oyster Sandwiches, Pasta with Pesto & Sweet Peppers & Pine Nuts, Steamed Red Snapper, and Braised Short Ribs.
We wrapped up the evening chatting with the honored guest before stopping for a quick photo. ’twas a magical night indeed!
Photo Cred: Mayra Danschin