Christian Louboutin Debuts Nude Shoe Collection For Five Different Skin Tones
As a little black girl growing up obsessed with fashion, nothing frustrated me more than the words “nude” or “flesh-toned.”
I can remember as a very young child the first time I cut myself and my mom reached for a box of Band-Aids. As I read the word “flesh-toned” off the box, I wondered whose flesh they were referring to because it certainly wasn’t my own. The realization that “nude” or “flesh-toned” was basically a code word for “the Caucasian skintone” would hit me over and over again throughout the years as I attempted to buy pantyhose, “nude” lingerie, and, most recently, “nude pumps.”
Perhaps Christian Louboutin heard my fashion cries of despair (or perhaps they wanted to cash in on an entirely forgotten sub-set of the population). Whatever the reason, the popular Parisian shoe designer has designed a collection of pumps called “The Nudes,” which are available in five different shades to accommodate women of all ethnicities. “The shoes disappear like magic,” Louboutin describes on his website, “and become a fluid extension of the woman’s legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette.”
While Louboutin’s color selection may have changed, the hefty price tag remains the same. Expect a pair of these pricey pumps to run you $625 a pop. Take a closer look at The Nudes collection below. Are you impressed or surprised it took this long at all?