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Christian Louboutin opened his first boutique in 1991 in Paris. An artist and a craftsman with a passion for shoes, he is now considered to be one of the most influential designers of his time. Louboutin’s collections combine wit, glamour, elegance and technical proficiency like none other. Since the launch of the French luxury brand, his creations have been immortalized in museums, on fashion week runways, red carpets, and in pop culture around the world. The Christian Louboutin brand name and his signature red sole are now among the most valuable trademarks in fashion.

“My shoes are the extra thing women feel they need. For someone, it’s [going to be] more sexy, and for someone it’s going to be more elegant; for someone it is going to be more Parisian, for someone, more street. The same shoe is going to be different to everyone. I have the feeling that people are interested by the fact that it has the possibility to [help you] express yourself the way you are,” Christian Louboutin told Vogue. So it’s no wonder that the legendary shoemaker counts Lady Gaga, Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, Danielle Steel, Joan Collins, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Tina Turner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyoncé and Britney Spears among his loyal clientele. Let’s take a look at some of the hero products.

Sandale du Désert

The Sandale du Désert is a dainty, elegant eveningwear sandal inspired by Fifties’ pin-up girls. Following timeless sandal design, its delicate scarf tie is set over a 100 mm wrapped stiletto heel while the front strap perches atop a flat sole. Maison Christian Louboutin has reworked this iconic model in an Aftersun colored crêpe satin ribbon in pink and yellow evoking the sunset and it ties around the ankle for an elegant finish. This elegant statement shoe can be perfectly paired with an evening gown or little black dress.

Tatoosh Spikes

Classic mules are the crown jewels in any shoe closet. Christian Louboutin Tatoosh Spikes, with straps crossing over the foot, are adorned with the maison’s signature spikes. These mules are made of leather and feature slender straps embellished with the legendary designer’s signature spikes and set on an 85mm heel. The perfect example of how Christian Louboutin transforms footwear into an objet d’art, it is perfect for date night or a formal soiree.

So Kate Booty

The Kate, one of the luxury brand’s most iconic shoes, named after supermodel and muse Kate Moss, has myriad variations today. Combining simple elegance with sleek lines, the So Kate Booty has become a modern icon of Louboutin’s design repertoire. Curved lines gently encase the foot, secreted by a zip closure, and plunge down to a pronounced vamp ending in a winklepicker point. The sophisticated upper perches atop a wearable 100-mm stiletto heel that elongates the leg. This season’s iteration comes in black calfskin leather, lined with the signature red soles.

Athina Strass Aftersun

In an interview with British Vogue, Louboutin said: “I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness.” Well, he could have been talking about the Athina Strass Aftersun, a strappy shoe adorned with shimmering pink and gold strass on the heel and t-strap. Handcrafted in Italy, it’s vertiginous, rising to a heel height of 100 mm, and has a black thong-style toe strap for comfort. This sandal is crafted from patent calf leather and crepe satin. Offering a glimpse of the iconic Maison Christian Louboutin red sole, it complements any outfit, day or night.

MJ Moc Strass Aftersun

The MJ Moc Strass Aftersun sparkles with iridescent strass reminiscent of the setting sun. Embellished from heel to toe, this flat moccasin is evocative of Maison Christian Louboutin elegance and catches the light from every angle. Crafted from multi-colored crepe satin and finished with a black satin band and signature CL chain, the sole offers a glimpse of iconic Louboutin red with every step while the inner sole features a limited edition stamp.