Christian Louboutin was created in 1992 when the designer opened his first boutique at 19 Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris. An artist and craftsman with a true passion for shoes, his designs are unique and instantly recognisable, thanks in part to their signature, trademarked red lacquered soles. Christian Louboutin’s collections for both women and men combine wit, glamour, elegance and technical proficiency like none other.
Since the brand’s launch, the designer’s creations have been immortalised in museums, on fashion week runways, red carpets, and in pop culture around the world. Classics, including Pigalle, Fifi and Iriza for her and Greggo, Dandelion and Louis for him appear in the collection every season, and inspire collectors around the world. A woman’s natural beauty has always been at the centre of the designer’s inspiration, and 2014 welcomed the launch of Christian Louboutin Beauté with its first nail colour, Rouge Louboutin, and a full range of Noirs, Nudes and Pop colours. The brand’s highly anticipated ‘second chapter’ of beauty, lip colour, launched in September 2015, followed by three signature Christian Louboutin fragrances in September 2016 and a striking collection of eye amplifiers, Les Yeux Noirs, in March 2017.
With a prolific collection of women’s and men’s shoes, day and evening handbags and small leather goods, Christian Louboutin now counts more than 135 boutiques around the world.
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