Shoe Designer Profile: Christian Louboutin

Daisy Ridley, Zoe Saldana, Margot Robbie, Diane Kruger, Amy Adams, Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce’, and a lot more. What do these A-listers have in common besides, of course, being famously gorgeous? Yup, they’ve lusted over Christian Louboutin shoes. But even these aforementioned celebrities who we often see in a pair of Louboutins wouldn’t compare to these three Louboutin fanatics—Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham, and Blake Lively. In fact, Blake Lively wear the designer shoes so much, Christian Louboutin himself named a shoe after her. Blake would’ve been thrilled! Who wouldn’t really?

Why Women Love Christian Louboutin

So what is it about Christian Louboutin shoes that makes them a hit among celebrities and non-celebrities alike? Well, it’s not just their patented red soles—though, I must say, they definitely have their charm. The famous shoe designer have the best answer to that question, actually. He said that his shoes are leg-lengthening, flattering, and glamorous. And I’m sure most women (including me) will agree with that. He also believes that stilettos have a powerful effect on women and our libidos. He said: “what is sexual in a high-heel is the arch of the foot, because it’s exactly the position of a woman’s foot when she orgasms”. In short, he’s saying that wearing Louboutins is simply orgasmic. Ha-ha! Now that’s saying something!

A Brief Look Into The Shoe Designer’s Life

Christian Louboutin was born in France in 1963. His father, Roger, was a cabinet-maker and his mother, Irene, was a homemaker. His passion for creating sexy shoes started early when he saw a sign saying that heels aren’t allowed in a museum. Since then, Louboutin has been fascinated with women’s shoes, filling his notebooks with sketches of his own shoe design.

His fascination with shoes, however, peaked when he saw a book of Roger Vivier’s shoe designs. Vivier was, at that time, design shoes for Christian Dior. In the early ’80s, Louboutin landed a job with Charles Jourdan as a shoe designer. He also apprenticed with one of his inspirations, Roger Vivier and went on to serve as a freelance designer for big names such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Maud Frizon. Subsequently, he put up his own shop in Paris in the early ’90s. The rest, as they say, is history.

Louboutin’s Legacy of Luxury

Over the years, Christian Louboutin made a name for himself in the fashion industry as he continuous to churn out season after season of luxury footwear for women. His work is best know for their distinctive materials and delicate embellishments, not to mention captivating designs that makes women swoon to this day. Louboutin’s shoes are definitely something every women long for—yup, even the most stylish women in the world. His shoes also made their way all across the globe, opening fab boutiques in fashion capitals such as Paris, London, New York, and Moscow. And even if the name’s famous for dangerously high heels, the brand eventually ventured in other types of footwear such as flats and sneakers and even bags and wallets.

Today, Christian Louboutin has an estimated net worth of $85 million. Thanks to his ingeniously patented shiny, red-lacquered soles, his name has been synonymous with luxury and elegance when it comes to women’s shoes. And women from all over the planet—from simple housewives and students to queens and princesses—truly lust over Louboutin’s red-soled shoes. In fact, I’m actually lusting for one myself!

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