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Christian Louboutin is one of the world’s most celebrated shoe brands and without much formal training, the designer who began sketching shoes when he was just a teenager has been bringing in revenues of around $250 million every year. Haute Living takes a look at some of Louboutin’s most iconic shoes.
Christian Louboutin started his career as a freelance designer for luxury brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Maude Frizon before opening his own shoe salon in 1991 with the financial backing of two sources, including Princess of Monaco. Shortly after, numerous celebrities clients like Catherine Deneuve and Diane Von Furstenburg jumped on board catapulting Christian Louboutin into the world of luxury shoes and global recognition.
A few of the world-famous designer’s iconic shoes include:
The Peep Toe Patent Banana Pumps
The perfect spring-summer accent to any bright outfit, these peep toe shoes, which feature the signature red sole, are perfect for day-to-night wear.
The You You 85 Strass
These shoes feature show-stopping sparkles and the signature red sole with a 3.3 inch heel.
The Marie Antoinette Collection
A limited edition collection done in lace, ribbon and embroidery that costs $6,000. There were only 36 pairs available and the shoes come in shades of pink, yellow and blue. They were designed in collaboration with Jean Francois Lesage.
The Capsule Collection
To celebrate Louboutin’s 20th anniversary, the designer wanted to take a journey back in time by launching a capsule range that embodies all of the central themes that have come to define Louboutin’s work for the past two decades. There are 26 pieces in the collection including six hand bags and 20 styles of shoes.
Christian Louboutin Silk Satin Greissimo Pumps
The simple pattern and stylish heel make these shoes a staple for Louboutin lovers. Perfect for day wear, the Greissimo pumps can be worn with practically any outfit for any occasion through any season.
Source: Born Rich