What is it about the shoes with the little red soles that have turned the fashion and entertainment elite into cult-like followers? Not since the names Choo and Blahnik hit the scene have we witnessed such a shoe-induced frenzy. It’s been reported that Beyonce carries at least two pairs at all times as to always be ready for her close up, while the likes of Rhianna, Eve, and Janet Jackson are all on a long list of celebs that have dipped their toes into lake Louboutin.
Whatever the reason, one thing is certain; Christian Louboutin is all about the sexy. Even his most basic designs exude sex appeal. Thanks to an early introduction to the glamorous Parisian nightlife (complete with clubs featuring dancers and showgirls), Mr. Louboutin became enamored with the female as a sex symbol. Concerning the sensual nature of his designs he’s been quoted as saying that his mission is to achieve an alluring aesthetic. “I wanted to do shoes that were purely for seduction, for pleasure for sex. That’s it. A shoe that you cannot run, you cannot even walk. If you want to run in these shoes, buy sneakers.” Clearly his shoes are not designed for the faint of heart…or wallet. If you plan on walking the walk in a pair of Loubou’s be prepared to give up a nice chunk of change (at least $500), but that’s the price one pays to live life in the fab lane.
We’ve peeped these, the “Pigalle Graffiti” pump, on several Hollywood darlings. Part street, part couture these gems are unapologetically lavish!