Kate Hogan
November 02, 2011 05:30 PM

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Blake Lively was swept off her feet by another man on Tuesday night: designer Christian Louboutin. Lively, along with stars like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Calvin Klein and Tyrese, came out to Barneys New York to fête the legendary shoe designer on the 20th anniversary of his collection.

“They are the most beautiful shoes out there,” Lively told PEOPLE of Louboutin’s scarlet-soled creations. “And incredibly innovative.” Wearing her own pair of splatter-paint snakeskin stilettos, the Gossip Girl star said “it’s embarrassing” how many pairs of the heels she owns. But she’s not alone: more than 200 fashion lovers toasted the designer Tuesday and waited patiently as he autographed copies of his new self-titled book. When he signed Klein’s tome, he wrote, “For my dear, Calvin.”

After the Barneys bash, VIP guests headed to a private celebration at Le Caprice in the Pierre Hotel — and Lively was lucky enough to get a lift, courtesy of Louboutin. There, Alicia Keys — another fan of the designer — joined the intimate group for dinner.

–Reporting by Stephanie Davila


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