Christian Louboutin 20th Anniversary Capsule Collection Bows at Neiman Marcus

Bubbly, bites, and limited-edition Louboutins drew San Francisco’s fashion bloggerati to the Union Square Neiman Marcus store on March 15 for the private unveiling of the celebrated French designer’s 20th anniversary capsule collection, available for sale on the Christian Louboutin online boutique and in stores exclusively at 10 Neiman Marcus locations nationwide.

All photos by Nerissa Itchon.

The invitation-only event, held in the second level women’s shoe salon, gave bloggers and select shoppers the chance to preview 20 unique styles inspired by 20 years of iconic shoe designs, which run the gamut from the pointy-toe bejeweled “Pigalove” flats to the soaring six-inch fringed “Highness Tina” boots designed in homage to diva muse Tina Turner.

Christian Louboutin’s velour “Highness Tina” boots ($2,295), a collector’s item from the 20th anniversary capsule collection.

Despite the drizzly weather and a packed Thursday-night fashion itinerary, Twin Peaks resident Jeanne Chan, the blogger behind Shop Sweet Things, made it a point to drop by for a peek.

San Francisco fashion bloggers (left to right) Jeanne Chan (Shop Sweet Things), Annie Wilson (Poetic and Chic), and Jesica Ryzenberg (Ryzenbergon).

“I think anyone who is into fashion is a big fan of Louboutin, myself included,” said Chan, who later attended the opening party for home décor boutique Le Cart as well as the Decades vintage shopping party at the Mark Hopkins that night. “I do love that you can buy a pair of well-made, classic black pumps, and people can instantly identify you’re wearing Louboutin because of the red soles. It’s pretty genius branding, if you ask me.”

Excerpted from’s Unzipped 3/20/12.

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