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As far as French luxury footwear goes, Christian Louboutin has become the industry-wide reference. Embodying a potent combination of sensuality and irreverence, Louboutin's creations are immediately recognizable thanks to their iconic red sole — an object of fascination for men and women alike for nearly thirty years.
Indeed, the label's air of derring-do is indissociable with its founder. The young Christian Louboutin wasn't exactly a straight-A student, distracted as he was by his sketches. The young creative nevertheless was quick to develop a love of art and culture, and there was no better place in the world to cultivate it — living in Paris' 12th arrondissement with his mother and three sisters, he became a regular at the capital's legendary museums. It was during a visit to the National Museum of African and Oceanian Arts that he would see a sign, literally, that would change his life: the image of a high-heeled shoe crossed out in red, indicating that heels were not to be worn on the building's hardwood floor. From then on, the sky-high stiletto became the future designer's central obsession. His first models were sketched for the dancers at Folies-Bergères, following which he would go on to work at Charles Jourdan and Roger Vivier before freelancing for the likes of Chanel and Hervé Leger. In 1991, the eponymous brand Christian Louboutin was born, quickly making long-time devotees of style icons like Anna Wintour and Dita von Teese.
Renowned today for glamorous, gravity-defying styles, in 2014 the design house launched Christian Louboutin Beauté. The cosmetics echo the brand's signature aesthetics and sit at the crossroads of innovation and drama. The emblematic vermillion red can now be splashed on nails and lips, the gaze accentuated by smoldering eyeshadow and dark kohl worthy of Nefertiti, one of Louboutin's muses. In 2018, the brand joined the Puig group — an enterprise that shares the label's devotion to strong feminine style.> View more