Christian Louboutin

Shoe Designer

Christian Louboutin is a French shoe designer whose high-end stiletto footwear incorporates shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature. Initially a freelance designer for fashion houses, he started his own shoe salon in Paris in 1992, with his creations finding favour with celebrity clientele like Princess Caroline of Monaco, Catherine Deneuve, Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker, amongst others. He has partnered with other organizations for creative projects including limited edition pieces, gallery exhibits, and a custom bar. His company has since branched out into men's footwear, handbags, fragrances and makeup.

As a freelance designer, he has designed women's shoes for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Maud Frizon.The Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology honored Louboutin with its 2019 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion in New York City in September 2019. In February 2020, an exhibition celebrating the Louboutin brand's 30th anniversary opened in Paris.

Christian Louboutin is a French shoe designer whose high-end stiletto footwear incorporates shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature. Initially a freelance designer for fashion houses, he started his own shoe salon in Paris in 1992, with his creations finding favour with celebrity clientele like Princess Caroline of Monaco, Catherine Deneuve, Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker, amongst others. He has partnered with other organizations for creative projects including limited edition pieces, gallery exhibits, and a custom bar. His company has since branched out into men's footwear, handbags, fragrances and makeup.

As a freelance designer, he has designed women's shoes for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Maud Frizon.The Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology honored Louboutin with its 2019 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion in New York City in September 2019. In February 2020, an exhibition celebrating the Louboutin brand's 30th anniversary opened in Paris.

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