Talk about taking “killer heels” to another level.
For the recent formal launch of its Spring 2016 collection, Christian Louboutin transformed its Madison Avenue store into a chic crime scene, where guests got to play detectives, CSI style.
The goal is to find out through the eyes of Detective Baila Spike who “killed” Amazoula, a Parisian woman who had a wardrobe to die for (pun intended). At the Madison Avenue boutique, clues were scattered around the area, highlighting some of the brand’s latest footwear and beauty merchandise.
Here’s a recap from the Fashion Files:
The victim? Amazoula.
As the story goes, Amazoula’s maid, Wawy Dolly, found her dead body in her apartment. A few moments after, the police arrived together with Detective Baila Spike, an investigator with a sharp eye for detail. She spotted a blood red nail polish with a long, pointed cap. Could it be the murder weapon?
Detective Spike then noticed that Amazoula held an untouched lipstick and that a handbag was resting in the crook of her elbow. The maid said that Amazoula had many admirers, both men and women. As Detective Spike thought, “Did one of them go too far?”
Detective Spike continued to wander around. She eventually discovered that Amazoula loved shoes, whether they’re in leather or adorned with jewels. Whoever the killer was, s/he must have left in a hurry, as nothing valuable was missing in the crime scene.
Detective Spike started to feel envious. Apparently, even in death, Amazoula’s sense of style was still captivating. Like any other rational detective, she gathered her composure and ended her investigation at that moment. She would go through her findings later, although she couldn’t help but linger on an unsettling thought: The killer is still on the loose.
Ladies, better watch your back. Or your feet.
—Eugene Y. Santos