Christian Louboutin has designed a special Limited Edition shoe to benefit microfinance, which provides the poor with access to very small loans in order to start and run small businesses. Grameen Foundation is a charity of choice for Mr. Louboutin, as he believes in their core values and admires the initiatives they implement around the globe to provide the world’s poorest, especially women, with access to financing and information, thus enabling them to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
“Peace of Shoe” is a classic, peep-toe platform covered in luxurious silk satin, trimmed with hand stitched and embroidered Indian ribbon. Only 33 pairs were produced worldwide, and each is numbered and signed by Mr. Louboutin. They will be available in champagne (LA, Miami), lavender (Miami), and pink (LA) and will retail for $1,495, with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit microfinance.