Christian Louboutin is the Parisian shoe designer whose skyscraper heels are coveted by women all over the world, and eulogized in popular culture by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, who sings a song about them.
Christian Louboutin ’s expansion of Nude also yielded two new designs, a scalloped-edge, peep-toe stiletto, the Deepik, and a rounded toe pump, Dorissima.
The influence of these showgirls remains evident in his flamboyant and vertiginous designs, and he even named a stiletto shoe after the infamous Paris area of Pigalle, home to dancing girls and the Moulin Rouge.
With a pointed toe, vertiginous heel and signature red sole, you can see just why the Pigalle has grown to become a christian louboutin classic. To celebrate the 10-year reign of the slender stiletto, the designer invites you, fans and followers to snap a photo of your Pigalles on Instagram.
But his influences are wide-ranging and the embellishments on his shoes are inspired by design motifs as diverse as fish scales, Masai beads and spider webs. The actual build of his shoes, he said, is architecturally inspired and he cites the fluid and seemingly gravity-defying buildings of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer as an important influence.