The City of Light just got a lot brighter. Last week, Raphael Young – the Korean bottier-extraordinaire who we told you about in our August issue – opened his first flagship in Paris with an event hosted by Dree Hemingway. Young unveiled the boutique (and his latest collection for Spring 2011) steps away from the Louvre, in the heart of the luxury shopping district Palais-Royal. After Launching his label in 2007 following an internship with YSL, Young is quickly becoming one of the most sought after cobblers on the block. It was a fitting fête for a designer whose fans include Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Blake Lively, seen here wearing his pumps on the Paris set of Gossip Girl. A true artisan, Young carefully crafts each shoe from sketch to finish, a method few still employ today. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this shooting footwear star.