Sunday, November 1

Showgirl shoes for ladies, red soles of Louboutin

Back in the 17th century, Louis XIV used to wear red heals and soles to call attention and consequently all his court followed the fashion. Although he does not support this fact as inspiration, but more as a chance of luck in search of more impact on his shoes, Christian Louboutin French shoe designer, built an empire on red soles. Today his trade marked red soles are synonym to sexiness and status. He wanted to design shoes for show girls, so sexy and stylized that would be out of this world. His designs are all about technique servicing creativity and art. His shoes are almost ludic and target the most basic instinct in his consumers, impulse. Visit and don't forget to explore Louboutin World.

He would sneak out of school at 12 to watch shows at Paris nightclubs, he explains "The showgirls influenced me a lot. If you like high heels, it's really the ultimate high heel - it's all about the legs, how they carry themselves, the embellishment of the body. They are the ultimate icons." He brought back the stilettos en the 90's introducing heel heights of 120mm (4.72 inches) and higher. “I want to make a woman look sexy, beautiful, to make her legs look as long as I can.”  Let him explain it to you in this interview below.

Today most known followers are Angelina Jolie, Oprah, Tina Turner, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Princess Marie Chantal of Greece, Catherine Deneuve, Cameron Diaz, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Rihanna.

He designed a limited edition shoes for the champaign (founded in 1785) that was used to serve Marie Antoinette. The actual heals would work as flutes for champaign.

He recently designed, for Barbie's 50th Anniversary, a whole line of shoes for 4 limited Barbies that are sold through and at . See the shoes specially designed for Barbie runway and watch the Barbies 50th Anniversary show below.

Shot by photographer Peter Lippmann, Louboutin current ad campaign recreates art master pieces, mixing dramatic elements with his shoes.

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