Christian Louboutin Vintage
Christian Louboutin was born in Paris, France in 1963. He was the youngest child at home, and since his father was not around, he spent most of his time with his mother and three sisters. He wasn’t very fond of school.
His success was a complete accident; he went to a museum where he saw a sign with a high heel shoes image mentioning that “high-heels” were not allowed.
That shoes image sign fascinated him because he had never seen shoes like that.
A book of Roger Vivier’s designs, a shoe designer for Christian Dior in the 1950’s, also inspired Christian Louboutin.
At age of 16, he was expelled from school went to work at the famed Parisian cabaret Les Folies Bergères. He fulfilled his personal dream of creating shoes for the dancers. Christian Louboutin then learned the ins and outs of the shoe business when he landed a job with Charles Jourdan in the early 1980s.
In the 1990s, he decided to open his own shop in Paris. He found the inspiration for his trademark red outer soles in 1993 when he saw his assistant painting her nails red; it inspired him to make the sole of his shoes that same color. Having a red sole made the shoes have more of a sexier flirtatious vibe to them.
The shoes became so popular that they attracted the likes of Princess Caroline of Monaco, one of his first customers. Madonna also introduced his shoes to the world, wearing the shoes in some of her music videos. In addition to womens shoes, Christian Louboutin has worked to expand his horizon in fashion. He created handbags in 2003, and he now has his own line of men’s shoes too.
Not only that, he also debuted his beauty line in 2013. Christian Louboutin has also worked with Yves Saint Laurent to use his red soles on their shoes.
Christian Louboutin has worked very hard to fight against counterfeit and copiers that he even created a website to address the counterfeit problem.
Christian Louboutin’s fashion empire is one of the most popular to date and his red soles will forever leave an imprint around the world.