Born in 1963 in France, Christian Louboutin’s interest in shoe design stemmed from his early teenage years. During middle and high school, Louboutin spent many a spare moment sketching his favorite types of shoes. It was during these moments that his shoe passion and hopes were ignited.
Christian Louboutin Inspiration:
A creative spark that was to become a Louboutin trademark allegedly came in a flash. One day in 1979, the future designer was walking the streets of Paris. During his walk he noticed a sign in front of the Museum of Oceanic Art warning ladies not to scratch the floor with their expensive shoes. The sign apparently bothered Louboutin, and after pondering the matter he came up with the idea of having compressed bucklers and soles included to remedy the matter.
Christian Louboutin Red Soles:
The most widely known signature mark of Louboutin shoes is the red lacquer soles, an idea that stemmed from another flash of insight he had. The designer was reviewing one of his fashion shows and, while satisfied with his product, he felt that something was still missing. As he was mulling over his feeling, he happened to catch sight of one of his employees red fingernail polish – and he reportedly exclaimed to himself, "That’s it!" Since then every pair of Louboutin shoes have the signature red soles.
Christian Louboutin's Success:
christian louboutin pumps enjoy widespread praise from women around the globe including the elites of Hollywood. Christina Aguilera, Angelina Jolie, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Madonna and many others have been seen at high-profile events sporting Louboutin’s shoes.
Shop Christian Louboutin :
The designer’s boutiques can be found domestically in New York (one on Horatio Street and another on Madison Avenue), Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. International boutiques are located in London and on Lan Street in central Hong Kong. You can also shop for Christian Louboutin shoes at fine department stores worldwide such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.