(Christian Louboutin, referring to his shoes fetish ballet heels)
Christian Louboutin (Paris, 7 January 1964) is a French footwear fashion designer.
She is one of the most exclusive and sought-after stylists in the world of high fashion. Declaredly specialized in footwear, her jewel shoes, with scarlet red sole, make news all over the world and in all the worlds, especially the elite, the star system, the nobility, the fetish and the burlesque, as well as that of high fashion and glamor.
On 10 December 2015 he was also awarded the title of honorary citizen of Parabiago, a historic city of Italian footwear in the province of Milan, where the designer has set up his own production plant.
He was born in a town near the suburbs of Paris. At 16, his drawings were bought from a renowned dance school.
He made his first apprenticeship at the Folies Bergères, then worked with Charles Jordan in Romans. Subsequently as a freelance for fashion houses like Maud Frison, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, in France and in Italy.
In 1988 he went to work for Roger Vivier, a colleague of Christian Dior, famous as a shoe designer. In those years he had a deep inspiration from some haut couture footwear when he found in Vivier’s studio a pair of shoes worn at the coronation of the Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the diamond pumps of Marlene Dietrich. In 1992 he opened his first boutique in Paris, where he presented his first collection (Love, Trash, etc.) and began to get noticed by the Italian fashion industry.
Since then his shoes became a set of sensuality and beauty for women and celebrities. According to the designer, the red and shiny color of the sole has the sole function of identifying a shoe like his by the public. The red sole “provocative of envy” was also the protagonist of a lawsuit, which has as its purpose the claim of the sole itself as the exclusive heritage of the footwear of the maison.
He collaborates with various designers such as Chloé, Lanvin, Roland Mouret, Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen and Victor & Rolf. For many years he designed shoes for Jean Paul Gaultier. Many celebrities have shown off their creations, including Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Blake Lively, Victoria Beckham, Lindsay Lohan, Katie Holmes, Eva Longoria, Sarah Jessica Parker, Catherine Deneuve, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss on the day of his marriage, Dita Von Teese, Mika. Louboutins is a single from singer Jennifer Lopez, who refers to the footwear brand, using it as a metaphor for female power.
In recent years, he has launched his line of bags that can be matched with shoes and with a peculiar style. Predominantly aimed at women’s fashion; however, in some of his collections there are also men’s models, in a limited number.
In 2007 he was involved in the fetish-themed David Lynch photographic exhibition at the Galerie du Passage in Paris, for which Lynch expressly requested his collaboration: new creation of the genius of the stiletto Christian Louboutin are his fetish ballet heels, from the vertiginous heel and characterized by the red sole. In 2010 he dedicated his creation, called “Blake”, to the actress Blake Lively, her great friend, as well as a big fan of the brand.
In 2012 Christian Louboutin celebrates its 20th anniversary with a capsule collection of 20 shoes  and bags , with the inauguration of the first online boutique  aimed at the European market, with a book published by Rizzoli [ 4] and with an exhibition at the Design Museum in London .
In May 2012 he announced that he wanted to enter the world of luxury make-up, starting a collaboration with Batallure Beauty for the line of cosmetics Christian Louboutin Beauté .