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Christian Louboutin reinvents Peshawari Chappal, names ‘Imran sandals’


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Renowned French designer Christian Louboutin has reintroduced the traditional Peshawari-style sandals for its customers around the globe. Interestingly, the designer has named the sandals as ‘Imran sandals’. This Peshawari-style sandal is coincidentally regular footwear of Prime Minister Imran Khan as well.

The news has ablaze social media with excitement and this hilarious happening is making rounds on the internet. The sandals have been inspired by the designer’s friend Imran Qureshi.

Louboutin had visited the Imran Qureshi’s exhibition in National Council of Arts in Lahore in 2017. He had attended a special exhibition at Pakistan’s National Art Gallery and also visited National College of Arts in Lahore.

Imran Qureshi is a renowned artist who has received awards such as ArtNow Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 and was Artist of the Year by Deutsche Bank in 2013.

Earlier, English menswear designer Sir Paul Smith copied the Peshawari sandal design and sold them as his own at a price of £300. Smith named the sandals as ‘Robert’. The price of Imran sandals is, however, undisclosed but is anticipated to be sold off at a whopping price.

Imran Qureshi is a renowned artist who has received awards such as ArtNow Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 and was Artist of the Year by Deutsche Bank in 2013. He had created a huge piece of art on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museums in New York. The artist work primarily revolves around current affairs, depicting an image of misery through bloodshed.

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A master of the art of miniature, Imran Qureshi reworks the painting style typical of Mughal courts of 16th to 19th century. Following the bombings in his hometown Lahore, he introduced blood-red paint into his palette, splattered or delicately drawn in works that contrast beauty with violence.