Our seasonal bias is by now no secret. Why should it be?  Autumn is simply, undebatably The Best. And with this year’s New Yorker Festival line-up, we could not be any more excited. The three-day event (October 5-7), which spans the arts, politics, philosophy and everything in between, has never looked better. There are events with the likes of fashion royalty Isabel and Ruben Toledo, the U.S. premiere of the Wachowskis’ epic Cloud Atlas, and, of course, the amazing Calvin Trillin’s twelfth annual eating/walking tour.

While our finances prohibit the addition of any of his red-soled beauties to our wardrobe, you can bet that we’ll be on-hand for Christian Louboutin’s chat with New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins.

The famed shoe designer has had a full summer, opening the first Louboutin men’s boutique in New York (there’s a tattoo parlor), winning the exclusive rights to his signature red-lacquered soles, and unveiling his ethereal take on Cinderella’s infamous glass slipper. And next fall he will launch—wait for it—Christian Louboutin Beauté, a cosmetics line that will no doubt contain a spectacular, glossy red lipstick.

But on October 6, Louboutin will be in town to chat with Ms. Collins, who profiled him for The New Yorker last spring. At one point in it, he pithily remarks, “I’ll do shoes for the lady who lunches, but it would be, like, a really nasty lunch, talking about men. But where I draw the line, what I absolutely won’t do, is the lady who plays bridge in the afternoon!”

Yet mere excerpts don’t do the piece justice. Until the 6th rolls around, we recommend you brush up on your Louboutin knowledge with Lauren Collins’ profile, “Sole Mate.” Happy reading!


Christian Louboutin in conversation with Lauren Collins; 4 PM, Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th St., $30. Tickets are still available here, but most of the Festival events are already sold out, so don’t delay!

Images: The New Yorker and Vogue.co.uk