Who Is Christian Louboutin?


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Christian Louboutin is a Parisian designer, most widely know for his iconic, red-soled women's shoes. As of 2015, Louboutin sells more than 500,000 pairs of shoes every year, ranging in price from $395 to $6,000, and has 35 stores across 16 countries.

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Christian Louboutin worked for Charles Jourdan before starting his own company at the end of 1991, as the company's sole employee. An American journalist discovered his shoes while in Paris on assignment for W Magazine, shortly after his first boutique opened. His business quickly took off, gaining high praise in the fashion world, and his popularity surged to new heights in 2006 with the release of his Very Privé design.

From fashion to landscape, architecture to cinema, Christian's love of the arts fuels his imagination. His love of travel also contributes to the evolution of his designs.

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