I remember a time when lookbooks were merely lookbooks. They provided retailers with a visual representation of what they’d be receiving from a designer and the store’s best clients with an idea of what to expect when shipments arrived. Now, as with everything else in the fashion industry from runway shows to party invitations, lookbooks are another opportunity to create an aesthetic mood and further flesh out the identity of the brand. Oh, and they’re also great fodder for blogs.
None typifies the lookbook’s shift in purpose better than that of Christian Louboutin Fall 2011, of which Fashionologie posted images yesterday. In these seven photos (one which shows a bare breast in an artistic way, so be warned if you’re at work), photographer Peter Lippman recreates iconic pieces of art using contemporary models clutching or gazing upon Louboutin products in various ways. The images are gorgeous and striking, although those who are looking for detailed images of the shoes and bags should likely search elsewhere. More pictures, after the jump.
Images via Fashionologie.