The inspiration behind Christian louboutin’s red bottoms👠 was to create.
One of the most recognizable shoe styles ever is Louboutin’s signature red-bottomed pump👠 He attributes his motivation to a 1975 trip he took to Egypt.
Louboutin claims, “I went there because I wanted to learn about ancient civilizations. “And I witnessed barefoot dancing by women in the streets.”
He was motivated when he got home to design a pair of elegant pumps that both men and women could use. He made his first pair of red-soled pumps official in 1977.
Celebrities like Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve took an instant liking to them.
In 1947, Louboutin was born in France🇫🇷. He worked as a graphic designer while attending art school and studied architecture at the École des Beaux Arts.
In 1977, he moved to 🇮🇹Milan to work for shoe manufacturer Pirelli & C., and began creating designs for women’s footwear. His first pair of red-bottomed high heels debuted in 1978.
In 1981, he opened his own boutique called “Christian Dior Couture,” later changing it to “Christian Louboutin.”“👯♂️
He relocated to 🇮🇹Milan in 1977 to work for the shoe company Pirelli & C., where he started developing 🇫🇷Born in Paris, France, on May 25, 1963, famous shoe designer Christian Loubouin had little interest in schooling growing up.
He was the youngest child of a cabinet maker and a stay-at home mom.
His father wasn’t around often so Louboutin grew up spending a lot of time with his mother and three sisters, living in a small apartment in the Marais district of Paris🇫🇷.
Louboutin found his calling by accident while he was taking a trip to the Musée d’Orsay, one of Paris’ most popular museums.
There, he noticed a sign prohibiting women from wearing high heels inside the building. Fascinated by the idea, Louboutin went out into the street and bought himself some high heels.👠
He returned to the museum and tried them on. They fit perfectly. And he knew immediately what he wanted to do with his life.
The 1970s marked the start of Louboutin’s career as a fashion designer😇. He established his own workshop in 🇫🇷Paris in 1981 and started creating shoes for women there.
Charles Jourdan, the proprietor of the 🇫🇷French luxury brand, hired him to create shoes for his collection after they first met in 1983.
Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent were among the high-end brands for which Louboutin created designs👠 before he introduced his own line in 1992.
Celebrities like Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow took an immediate liking to his distinctive red sole👠.
Since he started creating shoes in the 1970s, Louboutin has been fighting against imitations. He even filed a lawsuit against the French company Yves Saint Laurent because some of its styles featured red outer soles👠.
Louboutin filed a lawsuit against Van Haren in 2012 for stealing his design. 😲He alleged that the business had unlawfully copied the red sole design.
😳The designer lost the case but appealed to the highest court of the European Union. They agreed with him, contending that 🇪🇺EU copyright laws do not apply to the sole’s color.
The top court of the 🇪🇺EU, however, overturned that judgment in June, ruling that the law prohibiting the registration of shapes doesn’t apply in this case. Therefore, Louboutin’s effort to recognize the red design failed😲.