Fashionistas click their heels and march smartly to new Shoe Library to greet their guru Louboutin

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 December, 2011, 12:00am


Footwear fans now have another place where they can splurge on killer heels. Lane Crawford's newly renovated Canton Road store has more than 25,000 square feet dedicated to shoes on a floor styled by local designer Andre Fu.

The upmarket retail chain invited French shoe designer Christian Louboutin to Monday's grand opening of The Shoe Library. Famous for his signature red-soled, flirty and super-sexy heels, Louboutin is no stranger to Hong Kong, having first visited in 1994. He has also just produced a coffee table book to celebrate 20 years in the trade.

Some of the city's most stylish women took time out of their busy festive schedules to meet the mastermind. Qiqi Yam, model and wife of veteran actor Simon Yam Tat-wah, has a hectic timetable for the holidays, but wasn't going to miss the chance to greet the man responsible for her shoe racks.

'Our family and about 20 friends are off to Taiwan for Christmas and to visit Simon on his film set,' Yam said.

After the cocktails, Louboutin moved on to another event to party with fans at The Space gallery in Sheung Wan.

'I don't design shoes according to country, origin or borders,' he said. 'I just make shoes to make women feel beautiful.'

Additional reporting by P. Ramakrishnan