Take a look at the feet of any A-lister and it's likely you'll catch a flash of red. From Victoria Beckham to Lily Allen, the iconic Christian Louboutin red sole has adorned many of the world's most famous feet. And according to the French designer.
Bolder girls could follow the lead of Miss Lively, who wore purple Christian Louboutin heels with both her bright dresses. Metallics are another popular counter-colour for the electric hue. Eva Mendes wore a gold belt with her pleated Stella McCartney.
While Louboutin may have first opened the doors to his Parisian shoe salon in 1991, it wasn't until a year later that, feeling something was missing from a prototype, he reached for his assistant's bottle of red nail polish to add a flourish of scarlet.
Inspecting prototypes for a collection in 1993, Louboutin was dissatisfied with the contrast between the vibrant upper and the stolid black sole of the now-cult 'Pensée' style. The designer grabbed an assistant's pot of red nail varnish , so the legend.
Backstage at Roland Mouret, nail technician Marian Newman had four shades of polish and was selecting each one individually for the models depending on the condition of their hands and nails. Those with perfect hands were given Christian Louboutin Nail.
As one of the world's top shoe designers, Christian Louboutin is about to have his craft showcased in a special exhibition at London's Design Museum. Laura Collins examines the work of the ... Then he noticed an assistant painting her nails red. He.
quot;What is sexual in a high heel is the arch of the foot," Christian Louboutin said in an interview last week, "because it is exactly the position of a woman's foot when she orgasms. ... Dissatisfied with the impression a black sole made with the design.
There is quite a bit of talk about "pay to play" -- as in, designers paying actresses to wear their wares -- but in reality, this doesn't happen very often, unless an actress has signed a public deal to be a brand spokesperson. ... And Christian.
Last week saw the electrifying debut of the first Goop print magazine, complete with Paltrow herself on the cover, topless and looking like she'd just emerged from a vat of the perfect greige nail polish ... Jenni Kayne, Christian Louboutin, The Elder.
Nicole Kidman, who was up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Lion, chose a flesh-coloured sari silk column dress by Armani Privé to showcase her slender frame. This was detailed with a mandala ... also designed by Monique. Heels by Christian.
Depending on who you ask, Christian Louboutin's receptionist ... in the following months. All the nail polishes are named after classic Louboutin heels and bags - think Lady Page, a dark plum shade, or Very Prive, a strong red. The packaging also echoes.
Still in production. Glittery Very Prive . Painstakingly designed and beautifully made, this is a future collectable from the man who put sex back into shoes. Christian Louboutin is the shoe designer of our era and his footwear stands out from the crowd.