Looking Good and Doing Good

It appears the store with the red soles has a good soul, as well. Now on display at Christian Louboutin Design District, view photographer Hugo Tillman’s work where proceeds from the sales go toward the Grameen Foundation — an organization committed to freeing the world from abject poverty.

In 2011, Tillman sojourned to India to photograph the progress of impoverished women bettering their lives through microfinance loans. “My travels in India, as depicted in my photographs, was eye opening to the good the Grameen Foundation brings to the world,” Tillman says of the transformative experience. Tillman’s work of these women in their villages helps raise awareness about global poverty and his impactful images will be on display at the Christian Louboutin boutique throughout the month of November.

Celebrating the exhibit’s launch, the Grameen Foundation and Melissa Medina-Schnur of the Medina Family Foundation hosted a cocktail event at Christian Louboutin Design District. "We wanted to host an event in Miami to not only fundraise for the Grameen Foundation, but to also inform our community about the amazing organization it is,” Medina-Schnur says. The feel-good factor? Proceeds from the sale of the photos and a pair of hot-pink spiked Louboutins went toward the Grameen Foundation. 

She adds, “Christian Louboutin also happens to be a big supporter of the Foundation, so it made sense for us to collaborate and host the event together. The Louboutin store in the Design District was the perfect spot for the event; who doesn't love to give back while simultaneously shopping for fabulous shoes? It was a win, win!,”

Win, win indeed.