I believe each of us can agree that we have a love affair with Christian Louboutin. His red-soled shoes that is! The native parisian designer has become an icon, his designs capturing the eye, and hearts, of women everywhere.
Louboutin designed shoes for Barbie’s 50th birthday
I can’t explain it, the moment I slip on a pair I immediately feel more glamorous and feminine. I’ve always loved stilettos ~ the higher the heel, the better. The quality, comfort and sex appeal of Louboutin’s designs speak volumes.
Most designers learn their craft from the ateliers of more seasoned designers, but Louboutin found his calling as a 17 yr old apprentice in the dressing rooms of Paris’ famous cabaret Folies Bergère. “I would watch the girls going up and down the stairs with these very heavy headdresses on, and they never looked at their shoes,” he says. “That’s where I learned that shoes are all about posture and proportion.” Once designing for Chanel, Roger Vivier, YSL, Charles Jourdan and Maud Frizon before opening his first boutique in 1991. He still runs his business from that same Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau address today.
Christian Louboutin has topped The Luxury Institute’s annual Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI) for three years; his designs were declared the Most Prestigious Women’s Shoes in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Just when you think it could not get any better, CL collaborated with Marchesa. How divine are these?