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Christian Louboutin, makers of the iconic red-soled high heels, have designed their highest heel yet. So high, in fact, that they are a pair of pointe shoes with 8 inch heels and even Victoria Beckham would have trouble walking in them.

The unique shoes are being auctioned online today to help raise funds for the English National Ballet Company who revealed their financial difficulties during the recent series The agony and ecstasy: a year with the English National Ballet. The highest bids from today’s auction, which also features tutus created by designers such as Julien MacDonald and Moschino, will go to a live auction during a fundraiser at Kensington Palace on Wednesday.

The auction is intended to help ease ENB’s financial pressures after their Arts Council funding was cut significantly. The company hopes the auction will raise their profile and become an annual event. Raising money through funding is essential for the company, which is known and loved for touring around the country and reaching audiences outside of London.

Read more about the tutu designs here.

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