The first time I caught a glimpse of the instantly recognizable Louboutin sole was on Oprah. While the talk show tycoon was busy saving the world one interview at a time, I was glued to her feet. Yet another reason to hold the famed hostess on a pedestal. And an engine-red one, no less.
Oprah is merely one Christian Louboutin fan among many: the designer’s coveted creations have swept the fashion world off its feet. Some will attribute this to the infinitely high arch. Others will credit the fine stiletto heel. But everyone agrees that the signature sole is what gives these sculptural pumps their undeniable prestige. Not to mention their raw, ultra-feminine, sexually-charged appeal.
Louboutin’s divine designs have elongated the legs of many an A-list celebrity, including super-femme Madonna, runway icon Kate Moss, ex-Posh, Brit designer Victoria Bekham, and one of Hollywood’s current darlings, Blake Lively—who, incidentally, once bought 40 pairs of Louboutins at an invite-only sample sale in NYC. For friends and family, she claimed. Riiiight.
As if spending half her year’s earnings on shoes wasn’t eventful enough (not judging, by the way—I’d do the same if I could), Louboutin himself proposed to name a colorful, strappy design after the actress (“The Blake”) after she brazenly expressed her adulation for it.
So my question to you is this: are you a big enough fan of Louboutin shoes that your name would be worthy of one of his designs?