Christian Louboutin is a French footwear designer whose footwear has
incorporated shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature.
Louboutin helped bring stilettos back into fashion in the 1990s and
2000s, designing dozens of styles with heel heights of 120mm (4.72
inches) and higher. The designer's professed goal has been to "make a
woman look sexy, beautiful, to make her legs look as long as [he] can."
While he does offer some lower-heeled styles, Louboutin is generally
associated with his dressier evening-wear designs incorporating jeweled
straps, bows, feathers, patent leather, red soles and other similar
decorative touches. He is most popularly known for his red-bottom high
heel shoes, commonly referred to as "sammy red-bottoms."
Christian Louboutin's red-bottom colour code is registered as Pantone
18-663 TPX 。
Despite being known for his celebrity clients, he rarely gives shoes
away – offering discounts instead to his high-profile fans. This
policy also extends to his personal family, because he feels that
giving shoes away as gifts is unimaginative.
His single biggest client is Danielle Steel, who is reputed to own over
6,000 pairs and is known to have purchased up 80 pairs at a time when
shopping at his stores.