All images courtesy of Christian Louboutin. Photographs by René Habermacher.
The king of the shoe industry, Christian Louboutin, has designed outfits for Cuba’s national Olympic team heading to Rio de Janeiro next month for the 2016 Olympics games.
Louboutin joined forces with Henry Tai, former professional handball player and founder of French online retail store SportsHenri.com, to design formal outfits for the Cuban athletes to wear at the Olympics closing ceremony.
According to Fashionista.com the pieces were designed and fitted with input from the athletes themselves. The designs include jackets with the national flag patches, leather kitten-heel sandals and high tops with a five-pointed star which are used as an emblem of luck upon the back of each of the athlete's tops and jackets.
In an interview Louboutin had with scmp.com, he said that designing outfits for these athletes was like dressing superheroes.
But Cuba is not the only team that will be dressed by a well-known fashion designer. The USA team’s outfits were designed by Polo Ralph Lauren, Sweden’s garments will be from H&M, and Lacoste has designed outfits for the French team.
Here are more pictures of these stunning outfits