The glamorous rockstars of their day, prima ballerinas of the 19th century were famously feted by gentlemen patrons who would raise a toast of Champagne poured in the dancer's slipper following a triumphant performance. The deliciously scandalous dancing-girls of the Folies Bergere later adopted this tradition during the height of Belle Epoque Paris.
This extravagant ritual has most recently been resurrected by the House of Piper-Heidsieck and shoe maestro Christian Louboutin with Le Rituel - involving a bottle of bubbly and an exotic six-inch stiletto Champagne flute.
The translucent sole is saturated with iconic Loubie red - a hue of seduction - which just so happens to harmonize fabulously with the red label of Piper-Heidsieck Brut. Shoe-flute in hand, don't be surprised if you're suddenly overcome with the desire to acquire a paramour to whom you can...serve a sip of Piper.
Discover the decadent way to quench your thirst (privately or in public) on October 19 at Le-Rituel.com.
- Lesley Scott
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