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Peter Lippmann's still life. PHOTO: Peter Lippman.

Talk of The Bay

by intern

Sovereign shoemaker Christian Louboutin is stepping out this spring with a lineup of sexy laser-cut pumps and candy-colored bags, along with a new boutique in San Francisco.

He has also teamed up with photographer Peter Lippmann, who cleverly captured the spring line in a French Impressionist style. “I’ve always had a fascination with San Francisco’s landscape, the architecture, the bridge, the trees, and that you can see the ocean from various points in the city,” Louboutin explains. The new interiors celebrate the artistic aura of the city—with white leather and tin wall paneling and steel displays that create a gallery-like feel—along with Louboutin’s signature red carpets. His Bay Area haunts: • de Young Fine Arts Museums • The Slanted Door • Britex Fabrics. 29 Maiden Ln., S.F.; christianlouboutin.com.