Christian Louboutin is a very famous and popular shoe designer. Born in France in 1963, he first started to take note of the high heels on ladies' shoes when he visited a museum that prohibited ladies from wearing high heels, due to the fact that they could damage the museum's floor. This innocuous event was to influence his life thereafter. He would spend hours doodling his shoe designs in school books, when perhaps he should have been concentrating on his studies. Louboutin's first designs were sold to cabaret dancers. However, he went on to study fashion design and engineering to create the shoes for which he has become so famous.
One characteristic of Christian Louboutin shoes is that they have a red lacquered sole. Louboutin got the idea for this after watching one of his assistants apply red chanel nail lacquer to her nails. More recently, Christian Louboutin is trying to defend his red leather sole with a trademark to prevent it from being copied by High Street designers.
Louboutin shoes are more than just footwear. They are works of art and masterpieces of engineering. In his designs, Louboutin uses irredescent colours, feathers, sequins, swarovski crystals, silver and gold studs and ribbons, making every shoe an artwork in itself.
Christian Louboutin shoes and boots are the favourites of many celebrities, including Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguilera, Victoria Beckham, Angelina Jolie and of course, Sarah Jessica Parker who made Christian Louboutin more of a household name due to her love of his shoes in the popular American television shoe, Sex in the City.
Christian Louboutin has boutiques across the world, including three in Paris and three in New York. His UK boutique is located at 23 Motcomb Street in Westminster. His shoes and bags are also stocked in the following UK department stores: Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.
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