Red-lacquered soles—arguably the most
noticeable heels on the street—are the signature of famed Parisian designer Christian Louboutin. He is also said to be the one who has reinvented the heel, often blurring the lines between fashion and fetishism. His perfectly shaped leather pumps are adorned with studs, glitter, bows and straps but it’s his classic round-toe version that makes him a consecrated fashion icon. With inspiration from his first job at the Folies Bergères caberet and his time as an apprentice at couture houses like Roger Vivier, Louboutin’s remarkable mastery has made him a celeb fave.
BFFs like Blake Lively (she bought his entire Spring 2012 collection!), and the
Olsen twins continuously show their support for their beloved shoe guru. To learn more about his collection, read on after the jump.
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