Ballet shoes with an 8 inch heel! What will the shoe designer extraordinaire think of next?

Christian Louboutin designed these look-but-don’t-wear 8 inch heels to raise money for the English National Ballet.

Louboutin said: “Isn’t the classical dancing ballet slipper the ultimate heel? The heel which makes dancers closer than any other women to the sky, closer to heaven.” The sale also features dazzling costumes by designers such as Erdem, Giles Deacon, Julien Macdonald, Bruce Oldfield, Beatrix Ong and Moschino.

There’ll be a live auction on Wednesday, at a star-studded fundraiser for 300 people at The Orangery in Kensington Palace. Guests expected to attend are Erin O’Connor and Rosamund Pike.

The ENB hope the auction will become an annual event. Sally Muckley, development director said: “We wanted to do something to raise our profile.” For more information visit

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