Christian Louboutin was born in 1963 in the city of Paris, France. His parents were Roger (a full time cabinet maker) and mother Irene (a housewife). In the late 1970’s Louboutin studied at the Academie Roederer institution of learning. He began his career with the talented and hardworking shoe designer Charles Jourdan before he opted to work on his own. He also acted as an apprentice shoe designer for Roger Vivier and other shoe designers from all over the world.
Louboutin was brought up in Paris together with his three sisters. The shoe designer said that the three sisters played an immense role in helping him achieve his dreams. He began sketching shoes at a tender age without knowing that one day he become among the best shoe designer. He developed great interest in shoes and forgot about his education. According to Louboutin, he felt completely different from his age mates. The rest of 1980’s he worked as a freelance shoe designer and mentor. During this time, he also created shoes for different lines including Maud Frizon, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. He attracted the attention of fans from different parts of the world with different designs including the inseparables. In 1989, he launched his own line of shoes and opened a first store in Paris, France. In 1993, he started a new store in New York City and then launched a handbag line in 2003 taking his career to whole new level
The shoe designer become more popular for creating luxury footwear for women of different ages. His shoes are known for their distinctive materials as well as delicate embellishments. The Paris based shoe designer has been selling shoes in different boutiques located in various places including New York, London and Paris among others. American retailers such as Neiman Marcus have embraced shoes designed by Christian Louboutin.
In 2009, he created shoes to be worn by the Crazy Horse Cabaret club in the city of Paris. He also joined talented and popular designers such as Madeleine Berkhemer, a Dutch artist and others to design several new pieces for his fans. One of the things that have influenced his career greatly is the passion he has towards travelling. Most of his shoes draw inspiration from the different continents he has been visiting for the past years.
While celebrating his 20th birthday, he decided to speak to writer Eric Reinhardt about the edition of the art book that outlined the last two decades within the fashion industry. In 2012, he played the role of ringmaster during the crazy Horse where he presented a thrilling performance entitled Feu. The performance was choreographed by the famous Patricia Foly.
In conclusion, Christian Louboutin is no doubt one of the best designers the world has ever had. He developed interest in shoe designing when he was very young. Despite spending few years in the classroom, he turned out to be among the most important persons in the fashion industry. There are many shoe lines dealing in products designed using his ideas. He owns shoe stores in various places including Paris and New York.
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