A Woman’s Favorite Fetish

Already wildly in love with Christian Louboutin’s website, which looks like a modern version of the crafty animated interludes that Terry Gilliam used to do for Monty Python’s Flying Circus back in the 1970s, I’ve now discovered Louboutin’s web series, Le Carosse Noir, a Charlie’s Angels-meets-David Lynch * adventure about three secret agent girls driving around France in a gigantic black van, completing assignments ordered up by their mysterious boss, “Loubi”—played, natch, by Monsieur Louboutin. The series is directed by young French filmmaker Benoît Tételin, and it’s goofy, charming and a perfect way to waste time at work. My favorite so far is Episode 4—adore the girls running down the route nationale in their Louboutin stilettos. In Episode 6, the trio tears up the Cannes Film Festival, with cameos by French actress Arielle Dombasle and Burlesque star Dita von Teese. Put on your headphones and enjoy!

* I remember one day a few years ago running into Louboutin in front of the Fondation Cartier in Paris as he was hopping off his scooter, a giant Louboutin shoebox tucked under his arm. He was personally delivering a pair of boots that he made for his friend David Lynch’s art exhibit there, which I was writing about for Newsweek. They were towering and colorful and embodied the sexual fetishes of Lynch’s work. The show was awesome too.