Christian Louboutin To Release Limited Edition Shoes For Charity

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Shoe designer Christian Louboutin is releasing a limited edition shoe to benefit ‘microfinance’ which helps to provide the poor with financial help to start and run their own businesses.

Louboutin produced just 33 pairs of a design called ‘Peace of Shoe’, a classic peep-toe platform covered in silk satin and trimmed with hand-stitched and embroidered Indian ribbon.

The shoes are numbered and signed by Louboutin and retail at $1,495 in three selected US stores. Louboutin was inspired by the book “Creating a World Without Poverty,” written by Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize winner and founder of Grameen Bank and Grameen Foundation, a microfinance group.

“When I read this book, I fell in love with this wonderful man — his ideas and his ideals,” said Louboutin.

All profits from the sale of the shoes will benefit microfinance – Louboutin’s charity of choice is the Grameen Foundation.

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