The ELISA bag is a love poem to Christian Louboutin’s childhood fantasy and women close to his heart.
Here are 5 things we love about Christian Louboutin’s ELISA Bag.
1. It’s named after Elisa Sednaoui.
Elisa Sednaoui is Christian Louboutin’s muse and ambassador. She is also a mother, model, actress, social entrepreneur and film director of Italian, Egyptian, and French descent.
2. Every single detail invokes the splendor of ancient Egypt.
Imagined as a mystical talisman, its lines echo the rounded rectangular contours of the pharaoh’s cartouche, down to its twist lock clasp.
“Egypt was my first imaginary world. Nefertiti, the pyramids, hieroglyphs… I dreamed of it every day.” — Christian Louboutin
3. It’s got simple yet sophisticated architecture.
The iconic CL signature is reworked in the shape of a celestial disc. Endowed with an accordion pleat for greater versatility, the shape of the Elisa bag mirrors the proud lines of the Amon temple in Luxor, a place that Christian holds dear.
4. It doubles as a piece of jewellery.
Reaffirming the Maison’s roots, Elisa’s flat bracelet-like gold chain speaks of Parisian elegance and doubles Elisa’s purpose as a piece of jewellery. Fitted with a leather pad for ease of wear, this key detail glides freely, allowing for more styling and carrying options in a perfect example of function meets personal flair.
5. It comes in a chic Parisian colours.
The colours and materials too are multiple, ranging from the iconic Louboutin red to softer shades of pink and pale grey.
The ELISA bag is now available online and in Christian Louboutin boutiques all over the world from November 2, 2019.