Avengers assemble! It’s time to strap on a pair of $995 high heels. Marvel and Christian Louboutin are teaming up for a new collaboration, going on sale next month. And while the collection draws heavily on Marvel lore, honoring characters like Black Widow, Shuri, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, it introduces a new superhero: Christian Louboutin himself.
The company, famed for red-soled shoes that defy
gravity, is the latest brand to pile on the Disney100 train, celebrating the entertainment
giant's centennial as the birthday party winds down.
The capsule collection will include limited-edition shoes and accessories for men, women, and children, all aimed to show off Marvel stories. Representations of Infinity Stones, which according to Marvel lore allow owners to control time, space, reality, mind, power and soul, embellish heels and bags.
In the announcement, Louboutin owns up to being the ultimate Marvel fan: “There is something about the Marvel mythology, its chronology and recurring characters going through epic adventures, dramas and intrigues, all spiced up with superpowers, that really resonates with me!”
Nor is it the first time the shoe designer has teamed up with Disney: In 2012, the company created a glass slipper with a 5-inch heel for the movie “Cinderella.”
The new collection will be sold online and in the brand’s boutiques.
The Christian Louboutin partnership comes as Disney’s birthday year draws to a close. Brands pushing Disney collections include masters of the toy universe, like LEGO, Mattel, and Hasbro; the unexpected, like Hyundai; the sparkly, including jewelry giant Pandora; and the everyday casual, with Tommy Hilfiger.
But luxury brands have piled on, too, including Disney X Karl Lagerfeld, a collection that reimagines the late (and controversial) designer as Donald Duck.
Earlier this year, Coach launched a collection of Disney-themed totes and backpacks. (Tapestry, Coach’s parent, owns Stuart Weitzman, a direct competitor of Louboutin. And Tapestry recently scooped up Capri Holdings, owner of Jimmy Choo, another iconic luxury shoe brand.)