Christian Louboutin made unicorn boots

The magic is in the sequins

By Lydia Chan | Published: 26 Apr 2017

Unicorn boots
Photo: samanthamcmillen_stylist/Instagram

From rainbow brush sets to edible treats, the unicorn trend has returned to take the world by storm. It seems that the magical effect has made its way to high-end designers as Christian Louboutin has its own spin on the unicorn hype. The brand famed for its red-lacquered soles has revealed a pair of shiny boots that – get this – changes colour, at the wave of your hand. What sorcery, right?

Los Angeles-based stylist, Samantha McMillen introduced the boots on her Instagram account and she's dubbed it "unicorn skin". In her video, you first see a silver-sequinned boot but when she brushes the surface with her hand, it magically transforms into a sea of pink, green, red and gold shimmer.

The reality is that the boots are covered in silver sequins that can be flipped over to reveal colourful undersides, but we'll stick with unicorn skin.

Don't feel bad if you've watched this video on repeat (we have, too) – blame it on unicorn magic!


I'm calling this "Unicorn skin." Fancy new sequined boots @louboutinworld of course. #unicornskin #ChristianLouboutin #fw17 #sequinedboots

A post shared by Samantha McMillen (@samanthamcmillen_stylist) on

Other than knowing that the bedazzling boots are part of Christian Louboutin's AW17 collection, there are no details of its official name, price or availability. Here's hoping we'll soon be able to add them to our shoe collection.

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