Christian Louboutin: The Infamous Red Bottoms

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Luxurious heels with red bottoms are an iconic statement in the fashion realm. Celebrities, socialites, and fashionistas across the globe all strut around in a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes. His creative footwear has grown as a status symbol for the wealthy and dramatic, so who is Christian Louboutin?

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Christian Louboutin began designing footwear in 1991 after attending both the Saint Laurent and Chanel Schools for Design. He opened shop in the heart of Paris where he started to build a bougie clientele of celebrities, royalty, and anyone who could afford his pricey creations. He gravitated towards shoes while the  market was still fairly unexplored at the time. Why red bottoms, you ask? Let’s ask Christian:

In 1992, I incorporated the red sole into the design of my shoes. This happened by accident as I felt that the shoes lacked energy, so I applied red nail polish to the sole of a shoe. This was such a success that it became a permanent fixture.”-Christian Louboutin

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He used Chanel nail varnish from an assistant to give it something extra. (So, bloody red bottoms were actually the product of a genius manicure moment, who knew!?) Aside from the statement sole, Louboutins are whimsically inspired by the circus. The bold colors, mixed prints, and varying shoe styles & silhouettes, all complete a collection of absolute amazing shoes. These fabulous statement shoes are fabulously priced too, ranging from $500-$2000+ which is a pretty penny for the average consumer. If you do decide to indulge, perhaps invest in a solid black or nude platform for that versatile statement shoe.

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Well Mieuxs, this one isn’t up for deliberation. Louboutins are most definitely haute and if you’re on the prowl for a sexy pair, Mieux & Mieux may just have your dream pair for less, so keep checking!

Rida Islam, Fashion Editor

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