Christian Louboutin creates for the Grimaldi Forum and Rose Ball
Parisian fashion designer Christian Louboutin, famous for his creations of shoes with red lacquered soles, will be the subject of an exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum next summer. It will also be behind the next Rose Ball in the spring, with a Bollywood theme.
In July 2022, the Grimaldi Forum will host an exhibition dedicated to designer Christian Louboutin for its main summer event. Presented at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris in spring 2020, the Christian Louboutin exhibition did not have the expected success because of the pandemic. It will be reorganized by the scenographer Olivier Gabet for a 2022 version with a Monegasque accent.
After years of developing his art for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Vogue, the Franco-Egyptian shoemaker Christian Louboutin created his eponymous brand in 1992. The iconic Louboutin red lacquered sole, an idea inspired by an assistant applying nail polish red, instantly becomes the signature of the label. The coveted “Louboutins” have since solidified his notoriety as one of today’s greatest luxury designers. Christian Louboutin is a regular in Monaco, where he owns a boutique on avenue de Grande-Bretagne.
Rose Ball takes on the Bollywood theme
HRH the Princess of Hanover, President of the Princess Grace Foundation, has chosen a Bollywood theme for next year’s Rose Ball. Christian Louboutin, personal friend of Princess Caroline, has been chosen to design the Rose Ball 2022. Fascinated by India, the designer will create a grandiose and poetic decor for the Salle des Etoiles.
A thousand guests gather each year for the breathtaking Rose Ball, but with the pandemic still endangering people’s health, the long-awaited event has been postponed for two years, until 2022. Located in the spectacular Salle des Étoiles, the Bal de la Rose raises funds for the Princess Grace Foundation and offers its biggest financial boost of the year.
20 years of Karl Lagerfeld’s contribution to the Bal de la Rose
Since 1999, Karl Lagerfeld was in charge of the artistic direction of the Bal de la Rose, from the design of the poster to the choice of theme, decor and even the menu. Karl Lagerfeld himself had the idea for the Riviera decor of the 50s for the 2019 edition, before his death. 5,000 COVID-19 masks were then handcrafted by two Foundation seamstresses from tablecloths designed by Karl Lagerfeld during the 2017 Rose Ball.