In 1992, Christian Louboutin launched his namesake label with two close friends in Paris, and the following year, the signature red sole was created. Widely credited with reviving the sexy stiletto silhouette, the designer uses exotic skins, luxe fur, and heavy embellishments to produce standout footwear and statement-making bags.
Women know him by his now-legendary red sole, a signature, easily identifiable trademark of Christian Louboutin, the wizard of shoemaking who understood that the arch of a woman's foot is the most feminine point. From there, since 1991, Louboutin has created some of fashion's most beautiful and provocative shoes, shoes that all women, from Pulitzer-winning writers and world leaders to Oscar-toting actresses and fashion devotees, desire.
Christian Louboutin's collections are a perfect marriage of Parisian glamour and Italian craftsmanship. The story of the signature rouge reflects the designer's flamboyant and creative personality – when working in his studio in the '90s, he grabbed a bottle of red nail polish from his assistant Sarah and painted a shoe's sole. Don't miss our edit of the iconic
So Kate'and 'Pigalle' pumps.