Just the slightest peek of that bright red shiny sole and you know you’re looking at a shoe designed by the one and only Christian Louboutin. Christian has become a staple in the sky-high stiletto heel game. His lust-worthy shoes are at the top of every fashionista’s list. Here’s a little background on this creative mastermind:
Christian Louboutin was born in 1963 in France. He began sketching shoes in a notebook in his early teens. He dropped out of school after being expelled many times, his mother allowed him to move out and live at a friend’s house at the age of 12. Although one might guess that he draws inspiration from fashion, he is actually deeply inspired by showgirls and music halls. He fell in love with the way dancers moved in heels and how long their legs looked. He got his start apprenticing under Charles Jourdan and freelancing for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.
The nineties were Louboutin’s time to shine. He launched his own line — the rest is history! His signature red soles are an officially registered Pantone color. I must say that Louboutins are not for those afraid of heights. His popular pumps are usually at least 4 inches and many are even higher! He does make flats as well, but prefers his beautifully adorned evening shoes.